A sandbank mid stream, with cormorants and gulls.
Gulls gather around some driftwood at the tip of a sandbank.
The LPO and the local authority are proud of the fact that so many birds choose this place to nest, pointing out that it is a sign that the water quality is good and the river ecology is healthy.
Looking across the river to the opposite bank.
The terns and the plover are migratory, arriving from Africa in the spring and returning there after the nesting season in August. These Loire river sandbanks are the only place in France that the Little Tern nests. The Mediterranean Gull is also very rare in France.