English Channel 30nm S of Start Point

Yesterday fishing 30nm off Start Point, good passage of terns in murky conditions, included: 6 Black Terns (all bp), 40+ Common Terns with at least 7 Arctic Terns, also 4 Little Gulls (all bp ads) and my first 3 European Storm-petrels of the year. In addition constant passage of Swallows with a few pipits and alba Wagtails crossing the channel, and a pod of 30+ Common Dolphins.

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2 different breeding plumage Black Terns and Common Terns (remember these use the zoomable feature, click a photo to zoom).

Posted April 26th, 2013 at 4:58 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News