Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Sandwich Tern.

Report. A. Tonry. 25th August 2010

"My report for this afternoon:-

Par 4.20pm – Very poor weather conditions.

Whimbrel x 26 (over & out into the bay), Sandwich Tern x c60 including Juvs (over) (they came over and circled the pool several times in flocks of 18, 31 & c60 at highest count), Swallows x 3 at Pool & x 8 at the River, Teal x 3 on the pool, Dunlin x 6 (over the Pool & then seen on the shoreline). On the pool there are still 5 cygnets (copying parents’ defensive behaviour!) & Grey Herons x 3. Also Lesser Black Backed Gull x 1 and c100 Black Headed Gulls. Between 4.20pm and 7.15pm only one Canada Goose was seen on the pool. This bird is limping, but there are no obvious signs of a fresh injury; its wings are not sitting correctly and it looks uncomfortable. It is obviously unable to fly out to graze with the others. A single Starling (juv) was seen collecting food at the poolside all the time we were there and then a flock (c80) was seen coming in to roost."

Thanks for the report Angie

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