Little Gull Conder Pool 30 May. Pete Woodruff.
Bird of the day was the Little Gull, a 1st year which was initially in the creeks, but later graced Conder Pool to claim a first record there. Another excellent record was 3 Pochard drake, as far as the number goes, another first for the pool. Also noted, 4 Common Tern, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 17 Tufted Duck.
A wander produced 2 Reed Warbler, and a Sedge Warbler, all showing well in the reeds upstream, also a singing male Reed Bunting. From the coastal path, a Willow Warbler and Song Thrush, 2 Swift were over Glasson Dock.
The Conder Common Terns.
There are now two pairs of breeding Common Tern on Conder Pool, with a second pair arrived on the pool last Saturday, both female are sitting, one on the original Tern Island.
In this photograph we can see a Common Tern has already taken a dislike to the Oystercatchers on the pontoon which now have three chicks. The Common Tern chicks will be next....then the fun really starts, though in reality it'll be anything but fun.