Terns - Exmouth

Viewed 1600-2000hrs over the incoming high-tide on a bright and sunny evening with large numbers of mostly Common/Sandwich Terns with a few Black/Little Terns seeking out the last bit of sandbar off Mudbank before it disapppears. From the seafront a massive amount of mostly Common Terns with a few Sandwich/Artic/Black and Little Terns contiuously streaming all evening heading west offshore over Warren point into the estuary with others drifting down the coast with Lee & Co. watching from John's Watch on the Warren (good luck on the counting guys) !!.  Also seen Ringed Plover and Sanderling on the beach side with Gannets fishing further down the bay. Also a few Balearic Shearwater and Artic Skua further out. In between the Red Arrows did a few diamond formation fly passes around the bay and over Exmouth.

Link to some digiscoped video footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=441zNk1Wf5s

Common & Sandwich Terns
Common & Sandwich Terns

Common & Sandwich Terns
Common & Sandwich Terns

Posted August 29th, 2015 at 2:40 pm by David Boult in Bird News