Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Caspian Tern at Dungeness Arc

                                     25th June 2022 :    Dungeness Arc 


Caspian Tern hidden behind Cormorants.

A bit late with this blog post, however on the 25th June i was sitting in the Hanson hide at Dungeness Arc with AE and looking for Black necked Grebes without luck, i moved to another part of the hide to have another scan for them when AE casually as you like said and i quote ' I have got a Caspian Tern '.

My immediate reaction was to look at him and he repeated what he said and added it's behind the Cormorants !!

Sure enough i found myself soon looking at a stonking Caspian Tern, another great find by AE.

The Caspian Tern took to flight giving some great views close by the hide, we put the news out to the locals and the bird news services.

Ploddingbirder was the first to arrive followed by the Dungeness Obs crew and one or two others , thankfully the Caspian Tern stayed on view for approx 50 minutes so most people got to see it.

Here are a selection of photos taken by AE :

Caspian Tern.

Also seen on the deck.

With a Common Tern.

Having a wash.

With a Black headed Gull.

Caspian Tern.

Of Note :   This bird was unringed