1 week ago
Monday, 23 May 2011
Visiting photographers to Brownsea have apparently been complaining about the chicken wire erected around one of the tern islands to protect nesting birds from trampling deer and predators. An absurd complaint, particularly as if not protected, there won't be many birds to photograph. My pictures may not be the best, but they hopefully show that there are still plenty of photographic opportunities to be had. The netting seemed to be doing its job as well, as most of the 108 Sandwich Terns counted were on the island surrounded by it. Hatching of the eggs was apparently imminent but I was unable to see any chicks today.