This afternoon we paid some visits to local reservoirs, starting at Welford/Sulby. Here there were two juvenile Black Terns, 7 Common Terns and 2 Common Sandpipers. Next was Naseby where the Great Crested Grebes have clearly had a great breeding year with lots of youngsters of all ages. Other birds here included 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Grey Wagtails. A visit to Hollowell Res provided just 5 Common Terns and a Ruff.
The gull roost at Pitsford Res this evening yielded 2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, 6 Yellow-legged Gulls, 6 Common Terns and an adult Black Tern.
Also this evening, 4 Whinchats were again present in the southern-most field at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell.
Eleanor and Neil
'Minding the 'scope'
Juvenile Black Tern