Sunday, 12 April 2009

12th April 2009

6.10am -3pm & 5pm - 7pm
Gullwatch - Sluice - Gullwatch

Probably the best birding day ever on Stewartby Lake!!

6.10am - 3pm
2 Black-necked Grebes - found 6.10am
1 male Red-breasted Merganser - found 6.20am
1 Sandwich Tern & 3 Arctic Terns - found 6.30am
1 Arctic Skua - Found just after 7.30am by Andy Plumb and present until just before 8am (5 minute "gap" in middle when it flew off)
1 Adult Kittiwake - appeared about 7.30am
7 more Arctic Terns seen late morning - early afternoon
Osprey - seen briefly from gullwatch flying across Stewartby Lake 2.15pm

5pm - 7pm
2 more Sandwich Terns
1 Shelduck

Arctic Skua - a few record shots of the star bird of the day...

The two stunning summer plumaged Black-necked Grebes

Male Red-breasted Merganser

Sandwich Tern & 3 Arctic Terns - 7am Stewartby Lake

Pair of Garganey - Access Track

2 Sandwich Terns - Stewartby Lake in the evening

Osprey - Stewartby Lake 2.15pm

Shelduck - Flying over middle of Stewartby Lake in the evening

MVCP Yearlist 96 (Arctic Skua, Black-necked Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Kittiwake, Osprey & Shelduck added today!)

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