Whiskered Tern

Saturday 10th May 2008



With no wind and temperatures in the 20's, the high tide was very quiet with just eight Ringed Plovers, five Whimbrels, three Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, a Hobby (heading towards Framton), and two Little Egrets at Fretherne today. A Whiskered Tern was then announced at the WWT 100-acre and was visible from across the river. Mark, Andy and me went for a closer look from Green Lane, taking in the two Cattle Egrets and two Common Terns at Splatt bridge on the way. The Whiskered Tern was showing well over the reed-bed, with a Little Gull and a Hobby (possibly the one seen at Fretherne).

(Photos: Whiskered Tern and Hobby)
A Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) was in the garden this evening (below).

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