Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Prince Caspian...

After been tied to the desk for most of the day, I finally managed to shoot off at 3pm today to see the adult Caspian Tern, which has been gracing West Bexington since this morning. After a frantic drive through the back roads, via Bridport, constantly slowed by an endless stream of law abiding citizens, I managed to park up and reach a small group of birders standing on the pebble ridge above the mere. There it was, sat on the beach looking quite incredible. They are such striking birds and never fail to impress. After half an hour, it decided to feed over the mere and gave brilliant views:

Adult Caspian Tern, West Bexington: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: R. Harris
Caspian Tern: Dave Helliar

Caspian Tern: Dave Helliar

Thankfully fellow Chard birders Dave Helliar and Andy Grinter managed to catch up with it at various points in the evening too.

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