Volunteers take their turn to protect rare sea birds on Winterton beach

Little tern and chick. Credit: RSPB

Dozens of volunteers are helping to protect the nests of up to 200 Little Tern on the beach at Winterton in Norfolk to preserve this declining species

See Kate Prout's report here

20% of the UK's population of Little Tern chose to breed on the beaches of Norfolk and Suffolk. Their beach-based nests are at risk from the public and dogs, as well as birds of prey, foxes and even hedgehogs.

The RSPB is concerned that the Great Yarmouth Air Show in three weeks time will disturb birds nesting on Scroby Sands and are asking the organisers to re-route the flight paths