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The Long Nanny
Spectacular Arctic Terns

Spectacular Arctic Terns

Every April the beach here at the Long nanny burn ,south of beadnell, is home to a spectacular colony of arctic tern (right), with smaller numbers of little tern and ringed plover.The National trust operates a round the clock watch and there is a small observation platform.The long nanny burn can be approached from either the north at Beadnell (caravan park) or from the south by taking the small road north east at Newton (see low Newton) - park at the car park at Newton Links House (pay and display).
Climbing a stile, follow the track that runs north keeping the area of dunes to your right and fields to your left.Eventually this path arrives at a footbridge crossing the Nanny Burn.From here the National trust information hut and tents belonging to NT volunteers should be visible, make your way towards the hut, scanning the small estuary area for little tern as they prefer this area.

All year :Kestrel, Stonechat, Skylark, Ringed plover, Reed bunting, thrushes and finch flocks.

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Arctic Tern pic:Omar Runolfsson

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Little tern April - July: Large (mainland) breeding colony of Arctic tern with smaller numbers of Little tern. Check the Nanny burn for passage waders and regular little gull.
Little interest in winter although flocks of twite and snow bunting are usually present right along the Northumberland coast and there is always a chance of seeing birds of prey such as merlin, peregrine or short-eared owl.

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Left : Little Tern Sterna albifrons from Lambert's Birds of shore and Estuary.
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