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Monday, 11 April 2016

11th Apr 2016: Little Gulls and Common Terns

Ian Rowe was out this morning at around 11 and found our first two Common Terns of the year. While he was there two Little Gulls dropped in separately to feed over the reservoir. There was a huge movement overland of these beautiful gulls today so it was nice to get some at Grimsbury. John went out at lunch time and the gulls and terns were still present and there was also a Common Sandpiper and a Little Ringed Plover. Not long after John arrived though, the gulls gained height and flew off high to the east.

Mark was out mid afternoon and had a Sedge Warbler singing along the river again. Late afternoon John and I went around seeing if the rain would bring in any fresh arrivals but it didn't. The two terns and the Common Sandpiper were still there, but the plover had gone and there were no more Little Gulls.

Little Gull pics, courtesy and copyright of JFT

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