An early morning stop off at Rhos Point on the way to the Clwyd this morning came up trumps. While searching through the 70+ Sandwich Terns and 14 Common Tern, I came across a lovel;y partially summer plumaged Black Tern in the early morning light. The bird put on a nice show and was still present at least an hour later when Julian turned up. A Little Egret flying in off the sea here was strange.
At least two of the Sandwich Terns had bright red darvic rings on their left legs and a metal ring on the ringht. I could't make out any lettering on the rings. I wonder where they have come from. It would be interesting to find out.