Black Tern can be tricky to see in Cumbria, I’ve only seen the species on three previous occasions in the county, so with the juvenile I spotted on the 8th still present yesterday I decided to take a look today on my day off. Thankfully the bird was still zipping around over the pond and I enjoyed excellent views of it – Black Terns really are stunning birds.
This juvenile Peregrine put in a brief appearance over the pond, and spooked the tern, but after about 5 minutes the tern reappeared unscathed.
Back on the Solway I paid a quick visit to Port in the late afternoon for the falling tide. The only birds of note were a single Ruff, 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Black-tailed Godwit, a few Knot and a Little Egret.