Saturday, 6 June 2015

6 June 2015

Weather: SW-5/6, sunny spells

With migration slowing to a trickle at the Lighthouse attention turned to the sea today. Offshore an Arctic Skua, 7 Gannets, 1 Kittiwake and 2 Common Tern were off the Sea defence at the Lighthouse today.

Two late Swallow and a House Martin passed through mid afternoon battling their way North across Liverpool Bay.

Some time was spent photographing a pair of Common Tern which were fishing in the Lighthouse gutter today. This enabled an easy comparison  to be made of under wing patterns between Common Tern and  recently photographed Arctic Terns. (see photographs below)


Common Tern (AMC) with the distinctive under wing pattern

Arctic Tern (AMC) taken on Unst . Compare under wing pattern with Common Tern above

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