Monday, 11 April 2011

Sunday Morning: another wave of SANDWICH TERNS

Four SANDWICH TERNS visited Wilstone Reservoir this morning for about 20 minutes before flying off east (David Bilcock)

I arrived at the north corner of the main pit at Tyttenhanger just after another birder, who was looking at a SANDWICH TERN on the spit! However, it flew off east a couple of minutes later, at about 8:45. It took me over 24 years to see my first Sandwich Tern in Herts, and now I see two in a week!

There were also a Ringed Plover and a Common Tern on the spit - the latter did not move all morning, just as it had done on Friday. The first Western Reed Warbler of the year for Tyttenhanger sang briefly by the causeway, and Common Whitethroats numbers were up to 3 (David Booth)

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