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The common tern is a medium-sized tern and the one you are most likely to see inland, as well as at the coast.
Common terns breed on shingle beaches, rocky islands and inland on the gravelly shores of lakes and rivers.
They are noisy in their colonies and, like most terns, will attack intruders threatening their nests. They hover over the water before plunge-diving to catch their fish prey.