Saturday, 14 June 2014

Arctic Terns

Took a bit of a wander around Northside today. There were 65 or so Arctic Terns there including a single 2cy. The Arctics were pretty interested in nesting, there was a fair bit of courtship feeding with sand eels, some birds may have been sitting on nests.

Chatting to folk it seems the sand eels are in, depends whether they stay of course. 

Also of interest were breeding Rockit and Wheatear, breeding Oystercatcher and Lapwing, a passing Whimbrel  and a passing dark phase Arctic Skua.

Back at the ranch an intermedius  Lesser Black-backed Gull was notable.

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