I had a great time watching these on the North East coast, where there were many nesting birds. Once again this is yet another of our birds that has been given 'Red Status' and has been struggling in recent years. This time possibly down to a lack of sandeels, their main source of food for the young. Hopefully they will bounce back and increase their numbers.
Hanging those black legs and feet in flight.
Lovely gliding flight and with those unmistakable black wing tips.
Very photogenic even from the back-side.