Sunday, 16 June 2013

Roseate Terns

First thing this morning I thought I'd check Scotney out just in case the AGP had relocated there. It had not! 3 Curlews and c30 Lapwing were on the sheep field along with 100s of Greylags. Over the lake 100+  Swifts and a Marsh Harrier hunting the back of the lake. Over the ARC/Tower Pits//New Diggings/Burrowes 100s more Swifts. 2 Marsh Harriers and a Cuckoo at the tower. The pair of Swallows still building their nest in the screen hide and the build up of eclipse ducks continues on the ARC.  
Both Roseate Terns
 This afternoon a message from DW that 2 Roseate Terns were at The Patch. They were still present when I arrived but shortly after  flew off East. One of them had the usual ring on both legs but the other appeared unringed. While i was there a flock 40 Common Scoter flew East and a party of 17 Gannets moved West, The first summer Common Tern was still on the beach.
Ringed on both legs

This one appears to be unringed

 Behind The Patch the Black Redstart that has been singing there for weeks finally gave it's self up to the camera.
A distinct lack of a white wing patch

A Tasty Bluebottle

                                                        A new visitor to the garden!

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