Sunday, 15 August 2010

White-winged Black at Hornsea

Some record shots of the juvenile White-winged Black Tern at Hornsea Mere on Sunday. Unfortunately the blustery wind made taking photos difficult on the south side of the Mere from first field.

Also present were up to 20 Little Gulls... White-winged Black in the background.

Up to 12 Red-crested Pochards were shoved around the Mere by the boat racing event taking place, though always a little distant.

Also a Common Sandpiper, a mobile Greenshank and an adult Yellow-legged Gull, in the centre of the Mere, added to the interest.

A good number of Black-tailed Skimmer (15) were in the sheep field on the south side of the Mere.


  1. Hi Martin, I'm guessing you were the guy I met at the mere today, and was chatting about Bilboa

    John Sadler

  2. Hi John... yes I guess you spotted me in the field today. Just a selection of record shots of the tern which is a bit of a shame really, but I'm sure there will be lots of better ones. The Biscay run will be fun... beer n whales with the odd Sabine's and Great Shear just for good measure!