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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 June 2007, 15:56 GMT 16:56 UK
Rye chicks set for webcam stardom
Common tern chick
It takes tern chicks about 26 days to grow strong enough to fly
Staff at an East Sussex nature reserve have set up a webcam to allow people to watch tern chicks grow.

A camera has been positioned in the middle of a colony of breeding common terns at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

There are 80 pairs of common tern and four pairs of black-headed gull on the webcam island.

Manager Barry Yates said they decided to set up the camera to give people who could not visit Rye the chance to keep an eye on the bird community.

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