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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Roseate Tern in the Burry Inlet

 An adult Roseate Tern was found by Rob Hunt at Pembrey Harbour, yesterday evening, around the high tide mark. Today the bird showed well for Rob J, Darren C and myself. Although it did disappear for 45mins split either side of high tide when it moved off with the chaotic tern flock made up mainly of Sandwich Terns (120+) and a couple of Common Terns. In the past when this bird has turned up, it has ventured over to the Glamorgan side; Barry Stewart has picked it on at least two of the more recent years. The tide height at the moment isn't big enough to force the terns from Pembrey by submerging their favoured sand bar roosting point. However, if this bird sticks around for a few more days the higher tides may persuade the tern flock to explore alternative roosting locations on the Glamorgan side. Probably worth a shout...

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

I'll be waiting for him again ;)
Salthouse Point is the best spot to be, alternatively the birds may join the roost at Wernffrwd, but you can see what's happening from Salthouse. Friday and Saturday's tides look promising.