Monday, 23 April 2012

Its starting to Tern.

 Back down the old patch this morning, Sandhaven and the pier. Before we had even reached the dunes I could hear the welcome sound of Sandwich terns. About 10 birds where fishing around the pier area but didn't come close enough in for any good shots. No doubt a few will over the next few months and I can fill me boots(again).
Small increase with Warblers in south Marine Park- 2 male Blackcaps, 1 Chiffy and a Willow warbler calling.( different for here).
 Some folk will have noticed that the council have erected a few large signage boards up behind the fair. The few that have been placed here already give a insight to some of the history of this area along with other interesting facts. And a few visitors have been snapped on the beach here and made it onto these boards. We had the pleasure of meeting this mother and daughter team last August when they travelled up to see the Roseates terns on Sandhaven.

Checked the Flats this afternoon- Drake Garganey still present along with Green Sandpiper(only seen one again) and a pair of Shovelers of note... Lesser Whitethroat still showing canny along Blue house lane, but its still camera shy.
 Had to venture onto the Shearwater est. later today and it was great to see one of these crossing the road here!
Only 2 male birds left here now...I reckon its about time these splendid chaps got a few ladies for company.

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