Thursday, 9 May 2013

Roseate Returns to Cemlyn 9/5/13

Despite the atrocious weather today, quite a few interesting birds arrived at Cemlyn. There was a large arrival of at least 700 'Commic' terns, 95% Arctic, including a single Roseate Tern roosting tonight. They all made a spectacular sight flocking over the lagoon in the strong winds. A female Redstart was a new arrival, a small arrival of Whitethroat was seen. Waders included 90 Dunlin, 26 Ringed Plover, 36 Turnstone, 10 Whimbrel and a Greenshank. Other species seen in the last few days include Ruff, Black and Bar Tailed Godwits, Purple Sandpiper, Sanderling, Golden Plover, Snipe and Common Sandpiper. A dark bellied Bent Goose looked rather lost on the lagoon today.

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