Friday, 25 April 2014

Looking for a good Tern

Nipped over to Cropston Reservoir yesterday evening in the hope of a few more Arctic terns moving through, but to no avail.  I did pick up a Common Sandpiper feeding along the dam though!  I've never been able to get a decent image of a Common Sandpiper, so, into stealth mode along the causeway, until I was in position to just get my lens over the dam wall to capture an image of the Sandpiper! Also feeding along the dam was a Little ringed Plover. Dave Gray joined me, as he was coming back to my place for his dinner. He picked up 5 Mandarin Ducks in flight - which unfortunately landed miles away - so no images!!  Hopes did rise when 5 Terns appeared from nowhere, but they turned out all to be Common Terns. After a couple of hours and not much more to note, it was back home for a curry!
Common Sandpiper  feeding along the dam