Tuesday 26 September 2023

Some better Black Tern pictures

The wind started SE but freshened and shifted to SW during the day. Mainly dry but a couple of heavy showers in the afternoon.

South Shore
Black Tern 4 juvenile - when Pete checked they were mainly on No.1 outfall. When Janet looked a little later, there were initially 2 on both outfalls, but one joined the two on No.2 and the other bird on No.1 "disappeared" (as it is wont to do).
Janet took some good shots, and as ever with Janet's pictures best opened to see the detail.
This one has a decent sized shrimp and is holding it by its antennae 

Juvenile Black Tern with a Black-Headed gull behind

The three Black Terns that ended up on No.2 outflow

Low flying Pink-Footed geese flying south

Heysham skear - low water 16:25 (MD)
Great Crested Grebe 3
Red Breasted Merganser 11 - all female/immature 
Eider 5 - all males in various stages of moult to breeding plumage.
Male Eider moving to breeding plumage 

Little Egret 7
Oystercatcher c1,000
Curlew only a few seen today <20
Redshank 50
Turnstone 100
Ringed Plover 17
Knot c1,500 - these are some of them coming in to land, just ahead of a heavy shower.

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