Today I went on a birding trip with my local bird club (Bristol Ornithological Club) down on the south coast of England to the RSPBs (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) reserve at Arne. This is an area of Heathland which overlooks Poole Harbour. This is the first of three posts on this day trip to Arne and I'll concentrate the first post on this superb Sandwich Tern which was fishing right in front of us. All of these photos are cropped. I would love to have been closer to the bird, but you cant always get what you want! (-: Click to enlarge.The Sandwich Tern is a large Tern with a distinctive long black bill with a yellow tip (seen here quite well against the grass background). It has a much shorter forked tail than other Terns and in flight seems quite chunky and large headed.It dived several times in front of us and the following photos are the best mix I could get from several dives.