Sunday, 25 August 2013

Black Tern - Chlidonias niger






Date spotted: 25th August - 3PM
Location: Chew Valley Lake - Heron's Green Bay
Observation: We arrived at Heron's Green Bay to find the Black Tern hunting and feeding within 25 metres at times, buy favouring the middle of the lake. Watched the Juvenile fishing for a good half hour before taking rest next to a Black-Headed Gull, but he was up and feeding again a few minutes later! Great bird to see!
Weather: Cloudy, Little Wind but Good Light
Other Species: Moorhen, Coot, Mallard, Little Grebe, Great-Crested Grebe, Raven, Crow, Jackdaw, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Black-Headed Gull, Black Tern, Canada Goose, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, House Sparrow  Goldfinch, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant.