Monday, 1 May 2017

May 1st

I went early again this morning arriving at around 6-30 in the hope of seeing more Terns but on arrival it was quite with nothing feeding over the water . So I decided to try and capture one of our resident Reed Warblers on camera, with three presently singing I was in with a chance.
Even at 7-00 in the morning with very little light on them I am quite pleased with the efforts . It was now around nine o'clock and I noticed how dark it had gone with a rain storm coming over , ideal conditions to drop something in so I hung on. Around sixty Sand Martins arrived ahead of the storm with two Swallows , two Swifts and a single House Martin then what I had hoped for some more BLACK TERNS four of them . Here we go again ring news in contact local birders then settle down and try and get something on camera. It was always going to be difficult as they were only feeding bang in the middle of the mere , my images are not good but at least the moment has been captured . Myself and John Spottiswood enjoyed the next hour an half as the four birds performed well for us all be it a little distant.
The Black Terns arrived at 9-20 this morning and I've just popped back into the mere and they are still there at 17-50 this evening.