Wednesday, 4 July 2018

On The Up.

Returning birds continue to increase in number at Conder Green, with a total of 14 Common Sandpiper seen on Conder Pool, in the creeks, and down the channel. Also up to 260 Redshank and 3 Greenshank by high tide, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, and 4 Little Grebe.

In addition to the pleasure of seeing two young Common Tern fledged on Conder Pool yesterday....7 Common Tern were seen as two adult and three young, and the second pair appearing to be going for a second breeding attempt with one bird sitting close by the first scrape it made, 2 Avocet, with one sitting and due to hatch any day soon, and the other on guard.  

On a wander, a Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat heard, 12 Eider and 2 Goosander were noted on the Lune Estuary, and a Brown Hawker and Emperor Dragonfly seen along the canal. 

Common Tern Juvenile. Conder Pool 3 July. Pete Woodruff.

A wonderful sight to see the first fledged young Common Tern on the near island yesterday, with the species enjoying their fifth successive year of breeding on Conder Pool.

This birds sibling followed off the pontoon and on to the water, and soon took to the wing with unbelievable agility....a joy to watch. The third bird - the runt - will fledge sometime today/tomorrow.  

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