Monday, 1 May 2017

Boddington Reservoir :: 30 April 2017

After lunch @grimsbury_birds and @987jonty reported they were at Boddington Reservoir and had found two black terns. Black ternWe decided to have an afternoon walk and head there to see if we could see them too. By the time we arrived we could see a large number of birds working around the small boats on the water. These turned out to be arctic tern [#123]. As we walked round we could then see the two black tern [#124] around the fringes. The terns all moved quickly and at distance making a good photo impossible.

Good views of multiple whitethroat and chiffchaff around the rest of the Reservoir. Bullfinch, pheasant and a single little egret added to the interest.

Arctic ternBy teatime @987jonty was reporting another five black terns at Grimsbury Reservoir. With rain forecast overnight I wonder what we will find tomorrow.

Sighting (24) included: arctic tern, black tern, blue tit, bullfinch, buzzard, carrion crow, chiffchaff, coot, goldfinch, great black-backed gull, great crested grebe, grey heron, house martin, lesser black-backed gull, little egret, magpie, mallard, moorhen, pheasant, pied wagtail, reed bunting, robin, whitethroat and woodpigeon.

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