Norfolk sandwich terns thriving despite the weather

Sandwich tern in flight Credit: National Trust

Norfolk's sandwich terns are bucking the trend and thriving despite the cold and unsettled weather which has caused chaos for other wildlife this year according to the National Trust.

It says the long winter chill saw spring delayed and summer growth is still up to three weeks behind the norm.

The cool and changeable weather has caused winged insects to struggle, with a knock-on effect on plant pollination and a lack of food for birds.

But there were record number of sandwich terns nesting at Blakeney on the north Norfolk coast and craneflies, or daddy-long-legs, have been unusually numerous.