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Saturday, May 07, 2011

One good Tern deserves another!

I awoke early to find something immensely odd... RAIN!!! I can't remember the last time we had rain. We definitely need it but couldn't it have come yesterday? or Monday? Oh well.

I turned on the MP3 and lazed about (Faure and Franck if anyone is interested and very nice it was).

EVENTUALLY I dragged myself out of bed. I went to the Forest as I was curious if there would be Terns about FINGERS CROSSED!!

I soon found that there were still Grebe Chicks. There was this one with two and another with one. Looks like the little one may not have made it....

I then saw a solitary Tern on the Tern raft rail. I sighed as I had seen none flying and then heard the call of another!!! It circled and sat next to the other they both stretched necks to the sky and the new one dropped on to the raft!!!

I continued on my walk

There are now 3 families of Greylag chicks, there are coot chicks and a family of mallards.

As I was sitting bunching my brunch it started to rain!! but I was more amazed to see 4 Terns up!! Seems we may have some competition!!

There are still Sedge and Reed Warblers in the marsh.

As I was by the marsh it rained heavily so I wandered back and headed home and it stopped soon after!!

Still a pleasing short bit of birding!


oldcrow61 said...

Great set of photos. The little chicks are so sweet.

Unknown said...

Great shots Pete, especially the Terns.

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely photos, Pete. Glad to hear there are still some young grebes.

Tricia Ryder said...

Really great the terns are coming in seriously now :D

I'm amazed how much more yellow the buttercup flower is again - amazing!