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Monday, 1 August 2011

Roseate Tern in the Burry

The Roseate Tern was first seen on the morning tide off Pembrey Harbour by Dominic Davidson and stayed long enough for other Carmarthenshire birders to see it that morning. It then reappeared on the evening tide and was seen by a gathering of 15 or more, including Eddie Hunter who managed to get these very useful record shots.
(c) E.A. Hunter
(c) E.A. Hunter
Most of the terns left Pembrey sometime after 7pm and the Roseate flew out into the estuary with them. At around 7.30pm Neil Edwards and myself watched it fly into the gull roost at Pwll-y-froga (SS521949) with 40 or so Common and Sandwich Terns, where it stayed for 10-15 minutes before being disturbed by a man in a toy hovercraft!


Mark Hipkin said...

Not present this evening at Prembrey Harbour. In fact it seemed as if there were few Terns in the Burry tonight than yesterday evening.

Mark Hipkin said...

Good stuff Eddie! Nice bird, shame I missed it.

David Carrington said...

It's hard to be sure from the photos but it looks like it is ringed on the left leg.

Barry Stewart said...

It is ringed - on both legs, just like the bird last year

Anonymous said...

Well done Eddie but shouldn't you be birding in the woods?

Anonymous said...

seen lots of photos of Roseates,Northumberland etc.,any ringed birds seem to carry a ring on each leg.
cheers Bernie