Thursday, 14 May 2009

Spring Migration - Brockholes Wetland LWT - 14th May 2009

There was a certain amount of Spring Migration today with potentially 13 Black Terns Passing throughout the day (Bill Aspin - 1+1+2 >East AM, Carl Partington - 4 >E PM, Myself and other - 5 Mid PM)
Whilst onsite 5 Black Terns were present on No1 pit. There was a Male Garganey On Main Pool between spoon and central Island which was a first for the year.
On the Wader front, there appeared to be a good number of birds onsite - Sanderling (very pale bird), 9 Ringed Plover, Dunlin (S plu) 3 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 19 Lapwing, Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher.

A very enjoyable May evening down at the patch.

1 comment:

Derek Gallagher said...

Great photos of the Terns Zac. I must have shot over 150 the other night and couldn't even get close to the quality of yours or close to the birds. Mind you the light was bad, not sure what lens you have, mine is just a 300.