Skern

This morning 67 common,1 arctic,9 little,4 sandwich terns.5 adult knot,37 bartailed godwits,2ad meds.08:00--09::45. On  this evnings tide fairly quiiet from 17:00-18:30 with ruff, 4 juv knot,5 black tailed godwit.Then from latter time after a squall wave after wave of terns entered the estuary coming onto the skern and instow.Unless these were yesterday's birds feeding further out then they could possibly be new arrivals.Totals being up to 1500 common,10 black,1 little,1 adult arctic, 9 sandwich. Also 150 black headed gulls came in along with 8 med gulls, 3 adult and 5 juvs.If only a skua or two would follow them in!!!.

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 9:20 pm by robert marshall in General Birding