Friday, September 16, 2005

Arctic Tern

I was hoping for a seabird out on Prior's Fen today but this smashing little juvenile Arctic Tern was worth braving the strong northerly wind for. It flitted past me looking ghostly white before landing in the field nearby. The wind made digiscoping almost impossible but this shot wasn't too bad considering.

Arctic Tern (Sterna paridisaea), juvenile

Digiscoped with Nikon Coolpix 995 and Leica APO77 with 32x eyepiece.

Other birds present:
Pintail, 1
Dunlin, 4
Ringed Plover, 3
Greenshank, 1
Redshank, 1
Snipe, 5
Little Egret, 3
Hobby, 2
House Martin, 2
Meadow Pipit, 2
Common Buzzard, 1