Yesterday at Hayle there were in excess of 2000 terns, the majority being Common Tern. We also saw 16 Black Tern, 3 Roseate Tern, a few Arctics and Sandwich plus a handful of Little Tern. These numbers are unprecedented. In 40 years of birding in Cornwall, I have never seen such numbers. To see all six British terns in one evening is also an event. The weather played a part but also St Ives Bay is good for sand eel at the moment so I'm guessing that the feeding environment is good.
Below are some of the images I took last night:
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