Little tern models attract real ones to Essex beaches

Little tern models attract real ones to Essex beaches
Little tern models attract real ones to Essex beaches

The RSPB is using replica birds to help persuade rare seabirds to nest on beaches.

Life-sized ceramic models of little terns have been placed at Old Hall Marshes Nature Reserve in Maldon - to suggest to real birds that it might be a good place to lay their eggs.

The wildlife charity says the technique has been successful in other parts of the country.

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