Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Whiskered Tern

Work today took me fortuitously close(ish) to Titchwell RSPB reserve where a Whiskered Tern (a rare bird from Europe) has taken up temporary residence over the past few days. Believe it or not, I'm gonna moan because the bird was too CLOSE! It was patrolling a brackish lagoon probably down to 15ft and proved virtually impossible to digi-scope, of course I didn't have the foresight to bring my other camera which would have done the trick- DOH! This bird was a juvenile coming into its first winter, the adults are smart grey and white birds with a white blaze on the side of the face, hence the name.

Whiskered Tern jigsaw (just put the bits together!)

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