Monday 23 May 2011

Brownsea lagoon

A brief Roseate Tern was the highlight of a trip to Brownsea (three more were present the following day). I also counted 108 Sandwich and 122 Common Tern though the number of breeding birds surely exceeds this. A single Med Gull (pictured) was an unwelcome visitor to the tern islands. Waders were represented by a summer plumaged Grey Plover, a flock of 20 Dunlin and a single Knot. The Dunlin gave a fly past (lower picture) but despite coming close to the hides were too nervous to settle - unfortunate as most were in summer plumage.

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