Friday, 13 May 2016

13/05/16

After dipping on the Western Subalpine Warbler at Red Rocks I made my way round to the Docks to see if at last had any Black Tern's had decided to pay a visit to the Docks and for this I headed to the East Float.

From the Duke Street Bridge lay by 1 Raven was on the nest with 1 Cormorant, 1 Lapwing4 Canada Geese and 2 Shelduck also around and 6 Common Tern on the pontoon.

A check on the wasteland revealed that the Lapwing chicks were still about with just 2 present along with brilliant news of 2 Ringed Plover chicks which me and Adele watched hatching! There was also the male Ringed Plover present along with a Lapwing which put on a show as it was displaying over head.
Lapwing

Ringed Plover adult and chick!
A check of the East Float from the College produced 2 Shelduck (relocated on Alfred), 2 Canada Geese, 4 Great crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant (1 2nd cycle sinensis) and 1 Great Black-backed Gull.

A final check of the Alfred Dock resulted in 3 Common Tern heading over to the pontoon and the 2 Shelduck which flew over from the East Float and an Oystercatcher were feeding on the exposed Mud and Mussels.  

Observers: Adele & Elliot Montieth

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