I thought to myself as the pager kept updating the presence of an adult White winged Black Tern in Druridge Bay over the last few days. After about 3 days or so, I could stand it no longer, I mean, I drive past the place twice a day so It would be daft not to check it out.
On Wednesday after work a short detour down to East Chevington North Pool found me and the White winger out in some heavy showers. I watched it for about half an hour before heading off home, sometimes close, sometimes distant but always a joy to watch, dip feeding amongst a large flock of hirundines over the pool.
Maybe my fifth county record but the third I've seen from this very same spot. Now, why not a Whiskered?