The last two weeks has seen the little tern flock vary from a maximum of about 50 bids, down to 30 at the weekend. A count on Thursday 24th May only produced eight birds, though there are several active ringed plover nests. However the big news is that yesterday May 29th three nests were found with birds sitting tight incubating. We have not mounted a major wardening initiative this year for reasons discussed elsewhere (see report 2017 in publications section) but will be keeping a close eye on these nests. We would as always ask members of the public to respect the area and avoid letting dogs loose in particular.