On the 6th Dec Yvonne wrote to authorities;
I checked on the sea-bird rookery at Coquette Point yesterday and observed that around fifty little terns had arrived. I observed a large number of male birds offering small fish to females who were sitting on the mound. We counted 26 birds on the western end of the mound and another 12 on the eastern end. At the same time another 10 were observed fishing. More little terns were observed with the crested terns. The crested terns were resting close to the rookery site, but I did not observe them nesting however they have been exhibiting courtship behaviour.
On the 8th of January 2011 I too witnessed nesting/courting behaviour of these birds at this site whilst paddling this area on a kayak.
Below are the images of these migratory birds that I took on the day.
In this region this species appears to favour estuaries with dunes that are suitable for nesting as and as such Coquette point is one of only a few sites that fit the bill so to speak.
Continued human/canine traffic through this area could easily render it unsuitable for nesting/foraging purposes by these birds and as such I wholeheartedly support Yvonne’s request.