Just in Time

A walk along the railway path this morning was reasonable for birds with Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Linnet and Great Spotted Woodpecker all seen in the hedgerow. Buzzard, Swallow and Skylark were all seen overhead. At 12.35 I received a Grapevine text reporting a Little Tern at CWP 74. I was starting work at 14.30 and had not yet had my lunch. So a mad rush ensued with food being prepared, cooked and eaten in short order allowing me to leave the house at a quarter past one. Arriving at Twitchers it was a repeat of the Spoonbill visit with three others there and a scope trained on the Little Tern which was sitting on the rail of one of the rafts. Also noted were Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, Common Terns and Swifts. After a few minutes the Tern flew and started feeding with the Common Terns. Then it was time up for me and I headed off to work with an excellent bonus Wiltshire year tick.

4 responses to “Just in Time

  1. Lovely skylark photo.

  2. jennyelvin12@gmail.com

    Very good! We had little terns in Dungeness too, with Little Gull (plus lots more). Enjoying the blogs; thank you – Jenny

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