Monday, 3 July 2017

No Terns!

 First juvenile Mediterranean Gull at The Patch this morning
At The Patch this morning I could only see 1 Peregrine chick the others may have been laying down or flown?
Also there:
Common Scoter: 7 up
Gannet: 6 down
Cormorant: 8
Black-headed gull: c400
Mediterranean Gull: 14  ( 1 juvenile and 1white colour ringed adult E110)
Herring Gull: c450 around
Yellow-legged Gull: 1 juvenile
Lesser Black-backed Gull: 2
Great Black-backed Gull: 9
Sandwich Tern: 4 on beach
Common Tern: 9 over boil
 7 Mediterranean Gulls in this image including white colour ring E110
14+ pairs of Common Terns Friday none this morning
Very quiet around the reserve this morning, sad to report there now no Common Terns nesting on the rafts at Denge Marsh. I can only assume possibly a Badger raided the last raft leaving at least 2 dead adults and taking all the chicks leaving to clear up the debris.
A very slow afternoon at the fishing boats with MH:
Common Scoter: 4 up
Great-crested Grebe: 1 around
Gannet: 2 down
Cormorant: 5 around
Oystercatcher: 1 down
Black-headed Gull: c20 around
Mediterranean Gull: 6 around
Common Gull: 1 around
Herring Gull: c40 around
Great Black-backed Gull: 7 around
Sandwich Tern: 13 down
Common Tern: 4 down
Grey Seal: 1
Harbour Porpoise: 2

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