This blog is about my birding exploits, which mainly take place in the Weymouth/Portland area, in Dorset. Will also include stuff from elsewhere, plus some other critters too. Hope you enjoy. All photographs are © Brett Spencer, unless indicated otherwise. The above image is of a Siberian Rubythroat, taken in Holland in 2016.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Caspian Tern

Yesterday, Dave Chown found a Caspian Tern at Radipole Lake. It didn't hang around there long, but luckily, it was refound by Mike Morse at West Bexington. Myself and Fred shot down there that evening, but on arrival there bird had flown off east. After just over an hour of waiting around, the bird thankfully reappeared.

Here it is with a Great Black-backed Gull. What a whopper.

On the upperwing, the contrasts in the outer wing and hint of a secondary bar shows that this is a 2nd-summer bird.

A truly stonking bird.


Steve Carey said...

Fantastic Series Brett

rharris said...

Best photos yet of this bird. Really great shots, well done.

Dave Helliar said...

Stonking photos Brett.
Glad it came back for you.

Brett said...

Thanks peeps.