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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

31st Aug 2016: Black Tern

John and I headed out for a look around this evening. As I got to the reservoir Colin called to say there was a Black Tern present and a good gathering of gulls. Looking over I picked out the tern at the far end and soon after got John on to it. Unfortunately it left to the north at 18:10 before many locals had a chance to get to the reservoir, but Kyle did manage to pop in quickly to see it.

Courtesy and copyright of Colin

There were loads of gulls around this evening. Many had gathered and perched on the warehouse roof to the north when we got there, with some coming down to the reservoir to bath. We watched them while the tern was around and found one (possibly two) juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. When we were up in the valley and back at the reservoir many more flew over but few stopped on the water. Most going straight over but some did land in the middle of the warehouse roof out of sight.

Up in the valley at least two Whinchat were still present at the Borrow Pit pool.

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