Loaded with terns tonight.Managed to count around the 1000 mark of resting commons with at least half this number again feeding.Terns outnumbered gulls 3-1.Unprecidented numbers for the estuary.Managed to find 3 arctic,1 little and 4 sandwich amongst them.Also present 3 adult curlew sands,4 knot,5 bar tailed and 1 black tailed godwits,sanderling,turnstone,17 redshank.6 med gulls,3 adult,3 juv.500 black headed.Gulls a little down on numbers but made up with terns.

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 7:41 pm by robert marshall in Bird News