Friday 19 July 2013

Beautiful Birds ~ The Common Tern on the Cromarty Firth

We had never been to Foulis on the Cromarty Firth before. Unbeknown to us it proved to be not only a good place for tea and cake, but also an excellent site for the Common Tern. Can you see that raft-like structure some way out in the water? ...

This was where the Terns gathered.

You will find the slightly more de luxe model of raft here!

The raft, which you can see in its entirety below, serves as a suitable nesting place for these birds. We were there some two weeks ago when there were quite a few Common Tern about, but according to a report in today's BBC news (link here), 95 pairs have now been spotted off Foulis!

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Terns are wonderful birds, though I get the feeling you wouldn't want to get on the wring side of them!

I like the raft here!