08 August 2013

Tern season gets underway

Southward bound terns have been gathering off the old Pembrey Harbour wall in recent weeks and on the 6th Rob Hunt spotted and photographed this rather dapper adult Roseate Tern (possibly the same returning bird seen in recent years).
(c) R.O. Hunt
Counts last night by Rob, Wendell, Lyndon and Clive produced totals of 1 Roseate Tern, 197 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 47 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 25 Ringed Plover & 2 Turnstone, so if you like terns the harbour wall (SS436999) will be well worth a visit; get than an hour before high tide. Numbers should continue increase over the coming weeks and other species such as Arctic, Little and Black should also appear.

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