This years wait to see a juvenile Roseate tern on our golden sands was finally ended this late afternoon today for me. After numerous visits on the favourite dog walk here over the last few weeks, I was over joyed to at last witness this today. One of Coquets finest with a parent in tow. This adult being also only the 2nd one Ive seen here this year, after seeing my first here before the breeding season kicked in properly.
Added bonus also here on this visit of seeing 2 adult Arctic terns.
10 Sandwich terns and about 30 Common terns also rested up, roughly a 3rd of this number were juvs.
A couple of shots from last weekends airshow, whilst manning the Whitburn coastal park entrance on car parking duties.