Friday, 27 July 2012

Black Terns

Škocjanski zatok NR: some further signs of movement this morning on the reserve with top birds being 3 juvenile BLACK TERNS (flying both around the brackish and freshwater marsh). See photo above. Other good stuff included 1 Teal, 1 male Tufted Duck, 2 male Little Bitterns, 1 Night Heron, 7 Wood, 1 Green and 10 Common Sandpipers, 1 Ruff (first of the autumn here!), 1 Snipe, 1 juvenile Med Gull in the lagoon (good one!), 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Wryneck in the hedge, 3 Yellow Wagtails and 3 juvenile Nightingales showing well in the bushes by the path.
Plus of course the commoner local things. Today there were just about 5 Common Terns left in the lagoon.