Having visited yesterday and seen that there were 3 pairs of Common Terns present, 2 pairs on each raft and another pair on a half constructed Coots nest. If this pair were going to lay eggs they needed something more substantial. I happened to have a shallow tray that might suffice for one year, though any success would depend on any young that hatch staying inside the tray. We will look to make further more substantial improvements before next years breeding season.
Before leaving the area we had a quick look at the 2 other sites, both scrapes contained 3 eggs.
This Heron took over this Coots nest for a spot of fishing but left a few minutes later, having failed on two attempts.