Considering the route involved the M26, M25 and M23, we arrived in Pagham in good time to park near the Church (thankfully) and wander the short distance down the footpath to the beach where the tern was being viewed.
Finding Doug and Malcolm in the small crowd, it was a strangely easy and stress-free exercise to see this yank and its very impressive orange conk!
The pictures here are from the excellent Birding Poole Harbour blogspot, as they exactly sum-up the views of both the scene and bird as I viewed it.
|First view of the terns and Med Gulls from the beach (image Birding Poole Harbour)|
|American Royal Tern (image Birding Poole Harbour)|