Friday, 9 April 2010

First Tern

I saw my first Common Tern of the year tonight on a visit to Linford Reserve.It didn't stick around too long, just checked whether any of his mates were around and as they weren't just carried on.
The walk down to near hide was filled with the songs of several Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warbler, and the occasional burst of a Cetti's warbler.
From the hide a Little Ringed Plover and 2 Ringed Plover were on the bund and an Oystercatcher flew across the lake.
Ducks included around 25 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 3 male Wigeon, 11 boisterous Shoveler, 15 Tufted and a few Mallard.
Over at the Heronry at least 2 Herons sat on nests, and 7 Little Egrets and 17 Cormorants were in the trees.

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