Tuesday, 29 March 2011

First COMMON TERN of spring

TUESDAY 29 MARCH The fine weather continued, with light SE winds and temperatures around 15 degrees C. Towards evening, cloud gathered from the west and temperatures dropped, light rain arriving before dark. WILSTONE RESERVOIR, TRING (HERTS) At Wilstone this evening, a single COMMON TERN represented the first of the year (SR, RH, MC, IW, DB, LGRE, et al). It was feeding with 8 Black-headed Gulls. Other than that, migrants were few and far between, although 2 BARN SWALLOWS and 2 SAND MARTINS flew through (IW) A single LITTLE EGRET remained, Grey Heron active nests numbered 16, Continental Cormorant nests 10, with duck numbers dwindling at 15 Shoveler, 77 Tufted Duck and 27 Northern Pochard

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