Wednesday 4th May: Black Tern

What was looking like a rather routine day with the GREENSHANK about all day, a single BAR-TAILED GODWIT, one OYSTERCATCHER and just the single drake GARGANEY was somewhat enlivened by the discovery by Steve Goddard of a BLACK TERN on the floods early evening. Apparently the bird was coming and going for a while (per Richard Foster) though by the time I visited it had long since departed. There was also reports of a possible ARCTIC TERN and also a distant EGRET SPECIES which just might have been a cattle egret (Richard Foster). I did manage to find at least 11 YELLOW WAGTAILS and the possible blue-headed bird from yesterday was still about though closer scrutiny today ruled out the flava sub-species.

In the absence of any photographs from today I thought that I would share with you some video footage taken by Jeff Pursey of the white stork from Monday.

The stork in flight (c) Jeff Pursey

For more stork photos and video visit Gnome's Birding Diary

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