LIVE WEBCAM - COMMON TERNS IN SPAIN
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- Location: Bay of Santander, Cantabria, Spain
- Source: SEOBirdLife
- Info: Live streaming webcam showing common terns in Cantabria, Spain. The webcam is located at a nest site in the Ornithological Reserve of the Astillero Marshes in the Bay of Santander. This is the only colony of common terns in the entire Cantabrian Sea and is on one of the floating platforms installed by SEOBirdLife as a conservation measure.
Common terns breed on sand spits, beaches and low-lying inshore islands. They also nest inland near slow-flowing rivers, and lakes in open country. They favour areas near shallow waters where they can fish and can be seen characteristically hovering over water before diving to catch their prey.
Common terns lay, on average, three eggs in May with incubation lasting around 22 days. The chicks have normally fledged by 28 days after hatching.
After the breeding season, the terns migrate south to spend their winter along the coasts of the tropics and the southern hemisphere. They have one of the longest migrations of all birds, with an average round trip of 35,000km each year.
En la bahía de Santander se localiza la única colonia de charrán común de todo el Cantábrico. Esta webcam está en una de las plataformas flotantes instaladas por SEOBirdLife como medida de conservación para esta pequeña ave marina en la Reserva Ornitológica de las Marismas de Astillero (CANTABRIA) donde nidifica desde el año 2009