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Common Terns

Of the three species of breeding tern at Rye Harbour, it is only the Common that is doing well this year. This is because they are not dependent on small fish in the sea (of which there seem to be few this year), but can fish inland where they are catching Perch and Rudd and bringing them back to feed to their chicks. But you have to be quick to identify the fish as you can see in the video below. They are busy all day in front of the Denny hide, but the afternoon and especially evening light is best for photography. Don't leave it too long before you visit, they'll soon be flying away....

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