Black Tern, Whittle Dene, Northumberland.

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On the 30th May 2015….

After the excitement of yesterdays Black-winged Pratincole at Bothal Pond, Northumberland;  which was amazing to see and the best addition to my lists this year, I was off out again today, as one of my top three favourite birds had been spotted at Whittle Dene. After a quick breakfast, I dropped Adriana off at work, then drove over. I was lucky, I found the bird straight away. I tried my best to photograph the Black Tern, however this was much faster in flight than the larger Common Tern, and even though it came close at times, I couldn’t work the camera fast enough. I did manage the photos below however. I will have to practice more with faster speeds. Shame Adriana was at work, she is really quick with camera.

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It was also nice to see the Common Terns, and the weather was bright and sunny. A visit to Whittle Dene is always relaxing.

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They say things often come in threes, and two evenings in a row (Fri 29th May and Sat 30th May) there has been reports of a Gull-billed Tern at Bothal Pond. Wow, that would be great to see.