I saw a group of seagulls flying and swooping and making their usual raucous noise. But every now and then I heard a smaller sound, a kind of ‘cheep’ from birds of the same or similar colour and size. Closer inspection showed it was a different bird. My husband thought it might be a Tern and he was right. It’s called a Little Tern and as we watched it would stop in mid-air, look downwards and then swoop into the water to catch its prey and take off again.
You can find out more about the Little Tern here.