Friday, 15 May 2015

White-winged Black Terns again.

05.45-08.45 Thanks to AJG for collating the numbers.
Brent Goose: 4E
Common Scoter: 52E
Red-breasted Merganser: 3E
Fulmar: 3W
Gannet: 76 W     
Little Egret: 1 in
Hobby: 2 in
Curlew: 1 E
Whimbrel: 5E
Dunlin: 6E
Sanderling: 15E
Oystercatcher: 2E
Guillemot: 2E
Auk sp: 7W
Arctic Skua: 2E
Mediterranean Gull: 1 around
Kittiwake: 4E
Sandwich Tern: 272E
Commic Tern: 981E
Little Tern: 5E
Swift: 1 in
Swallow: 2 in

On the reserve at Hayfield 3, 6 Ringed Plovers, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover and 6 Dunlin, also in the area 5+ Hobby's and the usual wildfowl and Warblers. On Burrowes the 2 White-winged Black Terns still performing but never really giving themselves up for the camera. On the islands 2 Grey Plovers, a Knot, a Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin and a Greenshank over, also 2 more Hobby's over the lake and 100s of Swifts and Hirundines. This afternoon was taken up with domestic stuff, but another visit to Burrowes this evening found the WWB Terns still present to at least 19.00hrs. 
 White-winged Black Tern
 White-winged Black Terns.

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