It's a shame the pictures are so poor, because our first encounter with the Little Terns was spectacular and enthralling. We were watching some Common terns fishing in the lagoons at Keyhaven when we became aware of these tiny elegant birds.

Having become alerted to them, we then managed to spot some birds out on islands in the lagoon where it looks as if they may be attempting to nest.

Photographs - May 2005

One bird in particular made repeated passes very close to us, but this blurred shot was all I could manage.

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