Sunday, July 01, 2007

Thursday 28th June 2007

Heavy rain.

A voice mail on my phone from Jimmy Steele this evening told me that Tim Cleeves had found a potential fuscus Lesser black backed Gull, now known as Baltic Gull, at Cresswell Pond this afternoon. This sent me scurrying down there from Ashington after work, unfortunately there was no sign of the bird or any birders so I must assume it had flown off earlier.

Of note were - 6 Lesser black backs ( graellsii ), 2 Little Gulls, 20+ Sandwich Terns, 15+ Arctic Terns including a couple of first summer birds ( I remember when these were called portlandica phase birds...), a couple of Common Terns, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover and 6+ Swifts.

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