Of course it helps that I've been out a lot more this year, but I'm still pleased and there's only the chance it will grow as I pick up more migrants in the Autumn.
Anyway, I headed down to Longham in the hope of seeing the Common Terns that Martin had spotted on the Friday. While they were no longer on the North Lake, the fledgling had moved to one of the buoys on the south lake and I was able to take a few photos of it, as well as the adult fishing.
|The juvenile was quite far out, but I'm pleased with this image.|
|The adult landed briefly on the closest buoy, allowing for a nice shot.|
|Coots and Canada Geese taking it easy.|
|Mute Swan and Grey Heron enjoying the quiet of the South Lake island.|
|Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows. Next time it will hopefully be a Hobby.|
So I'm now on 78 birds, which beats last year's record by 5. Let's see how many more I can get.
|Green Woodpecker on the causeway. The Great Spotted still eludes me.|
|Massive crop of the Common Tern hunting.|
|Another heavy crop, but it's an unusual pose which I like.|