Saturday, 17 May 2014

A Trip to Lodmoor - 17th May 2014

Song Thrush
Due to a car park ticket dispenser malfunction, we weren't entering a Curlew Sandpiper spotting zone, AKA Lodmoor, any time soon. So what better way to pass the time than a bit of R&R otherwise known as photography. A juvenile Song Thrush started hopping around the car park as a long frustrating phone call to the the car park operator was taking place.

Little Egret
We traipsed round to the Viewing Shelter to find that the Curlew Sandpiper had disappeared, never to be seen again. But, a Little Egret was fishing in the shallow water in front of us.

Arctic Tern

But the pick of the bunch was this Arctic Tern. This looks similar to the Common Tern but there are two distinguishing features. For starters, the bill has no black tip and the Arctic Tern's tail is longer.

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