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Scottish Sandwich Terns 26th July

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The building numbers of terns, always gets you wandering where have they come from, with Common Terns, they can be birds ringed at Shotton on the Dee, but some interesting returns have come from the midlands and east coast, the Sandwich Terns have always been a guess as to where they are coming from, but a white darvic ringed bird, EBZ,  was reported back as being ringed on the Ythan Estuary in NE Scotland, caught as an adult in 2010 it hadn't been seen for two years until today.

Sandwich Tern EBZ from NE Scotland Seaforth NR 26th July 2013


There were 7 juvs and 19 Ad Sandwich Terns, all from Scotland moving south?, 1 1sts Arctic Tern and a very young juv Common Tern that might have been a bird that had come from a rock nesting pair next to the big granite block.


Just one juv and 1 ad Med Gull today, but growing numbers of adult Common Gulls should mean a juv can't be far off.

Juv Herring Gull Seaforth NR 26th July 2013


The wader numbers are still growing, with 700 Dunlin, 180 Barwit, 23 Blackwit, 1000 Knot, 180 Lapwing, 7 Turnstone and 1 Common Sand.

Male Pochard Seaforth NR 26th July 2013


A single Swallow flew south, but no other migrants.


Six-spot Burnet Moths Seaforth NR 26th July 2013

Hawker Sea Fury T20 flying over Seaforth NR 26th July 2013

Lynx 642 from Yeovilton Royal Navy flying over seaforth NR 26th July 2013

Categories: Seaforth Birding

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