Friday, 12 April 2013

My earliest Black Tern

Very grateful for the updates from Paul C and Martin S reporting House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow from Napton Reservoir and Yellow Wagtail and Black Tern from the pond so once the showers had stopped me and Bob were soon looking for them.
The Black Tern was off lin croft point which is my earliest record since my first Black Tern here in 1977. The Yellow Wagtails were strangely elusive but 2 finally showed in the hedgerow behind farborough spit. Other sightings included 5 Snipe on the scrape, 8 Redwing, 7 Swallow, 12 Meadow Pipit, 12 Wigeon, 9 Goldeneye, 2 Buzzard and a Peregrine which appeared overhead and watched as it hunted the reservoir and Grandborough valley.
Unfortunately an evening visit to Crewe to see a double header train movement backfired when they did not show.
Another Oak Beauty in last nights trap gave Bob a chance for a few pics.

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