A visit to the Rye Harbour nature reserve coincided with bright sunshine, fortunately from behind the hide, allowing some great views.
The hide overlooks a shingle island on which Black-headed Gulls and Common Terns are nesting. Elsewhere there are Sandwich and Little Terns, Mediterranean Gulls, ducks and waders.
The noise is tremendous, as is the fishy smell if the wind is in the right direction.
Two Med Gulls swams past the island:
Common Terns were active - see them on the Rye Harbour web-cam:
The gull chicks are very well camouflaged.