Common Tern Photo: Kevin Quick
Increased breeding success fir Little Terns at Chesil Beach, a short distance along the coast from the Solent, seems to have been achieved by some innovative thinking, as Natural England report on their website
The decline of seabird populations in the Solent must be causing concern. In particular, the little ten colony on Beaulieu spit has declined significantly, and there were severe problems at the little tern colony in Langstone, despite the best efforts of RSPB, who manage the Langstone colony.
Maybe lessons can be learned from the Chesil Beach success to help restore the populations of these agile birds in the Solent.