Thursday, 6 July 2017

July ...Terns updated again


Not the Terns yet. They are fishing in the bay and groups resting on the beach are always worth a scan.




CR Little Tern (Waiting to find  out about this bird. I couldn't find the project on the CR website.)

Thanks to Chris Redfern, I now have details. It was ringed as part of the LIFE project.

Yellow XCJ

Ringed as a pullus in 2016, Gronant, North Wales.
Retrapped 10/07/2016 Gronant Dunes and now
Druridge Bay 2017
I'm guessing a non-breeding bird being just 1 year old (not sure how long until fully mature).



This one appears to have a blue CR but no code visible.


These two are going nowhere.


Aah Upland Sandpipers (or Lowland Curlews)


Cute


Punk


Could't read code on this one.


Yellow UBT
Sandwich Tern 03/07/2017 Druridge bay
Ringed as chick Inner Farne 20/07/2015 this is the first sighting since then.


Red UVV
Sandwich Tern 03/07/2017 Druridge Bay
Ringed Coquet Island 12/07/2014
Observed 31/05/2017 Inner Farne


Many thanks to 
chris.redfern@newcaste.ac.uk
for the very quick reply and the details above.


Very distant, heavily cropped shot of the Pectoral Sandpiper at Druridge. Lots of waders have been passing through the bay in the last few days. Curlew, Turnstone, Wood Sandpipers, Black-tailed Godwits. I imagine these are failed breeders or non-breeding birds. 
In addition my first Whinchat returning to the coast on Monday.



Decided to complete the set with Roseate Tern.

Wednesday was quite a strange day with Roseate Tern, Arctic Skua, Spoonbills, Hooded Crow and Quail. Who said July was a slow month?

Just had Chev Marsh Harrier (fem) well in land ... could be bad news.


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