Monday, 21 June 2010

Breeding on Brownsea

Very few Sandwich Tern chicks on the islands in front of Macdonald Hide today (right). Notes in the hide log book suggest this may be due to nocturnally grazing Sika Deer causing disturbance. On the plus side, the terns at the back of the lagoon seemed to have plenty of chicks. A 2nd-year Mediterranean Gull (right -ringed at Pas De Calais, France in June 2009) Water Vole and Water Rail from the reedbed hide were the other highlights of a short visit.