The heatwave at the weekend, as well as the start of the summer holidays, brought many visitors to the east Norfolk coast. Each day we set up a telescope on the sand spit in front of the colony so that holidaymakers and walkers can see the progress of the little terns' breeding season. Most people are completely unaware of the existence of a rare seabird colony but they are always fascinated to learn more and glimpse the chicks being fed sandeels or fish by the parents. One such visitor last weekend was Charlotte from Cambridge who had come up to the east coast for the weekend with her parents and brother. Charlotte was eager to look through the scope and witness the extraordinary sight of 280 chicks and fledglings running around the beach - listening out for the unique advertising call of their parents bringing back food. Charlotte, I was informed by her mother, was already an RSPB member! I thought that I was one of the youngest members of my generation when I joined at the age of 9 - the Young Ornithologists Club as it was then known. Once again, I hope that Charlotte will take back a special memory of her visit to the little tern colony and continue to expand her curiosity, knowledge and love for the natural world. Photo credit: Fabienne Fossez.