Friday, 25 April 2014

Tern passage

day of prolonged showers on a cool blustery north east wind at the pond that brought in at least 5 different parties of terns throughout the day totalling 70 birds from 3 species with Arctic (6,21,5,17 and 14), Common (3 & 2) and a single Black Tern though the majority moved through pretty quickly whenever the showers ceased. There were two flocks of Whimbrel with 3 in the morning and another 2 in the afternoon. The rain also brought down 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Yellow Wagtail and one White Wagtail while other sightings included plenty of House Martin and Swallow, Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatear, Oystercatcher, Gadwall and Swift.

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