Thursday, 15 June 2017

Venus Pool - Common Tern

A rather 'late' Common Tern dropped in at Venus Pool today (thanks for the heads up Tim!) and was clearly going nowhere in a hurry as it rested on one of the middle islands for much of the afternoon.

Aside from just resting, it had a drink...

Paddled about a bit!

The occasional short flight...

And sometimes came a little closer!

Just one chance against the blue sky!

Still there when I left at 4.15 and still short flight hopping...

Terns and one or two passage birds aside, it's been a miserable wader time at VP due to 'reservoir' conditions throughout Spring... I'm the eternal optimist however and it will hopefully be a more productive Autumn from the new hide extension :-) !