Saturday 5 September 2015

BJ @ Stew

The BTO two-letter species code for Black Tern in case you wondered.  This was at Stewartby this morning and captured for posterity with this photo.  (It's the left hand smudge)


  1. Rumour from the locals say this is a bird that has been lingering for six days from the group of four that arrived on 31st August

  2. Yes they do. I'm not counting it. I was aware there were four on 31st August but there was no news since except a report of no Black Terns there the day before (later corrected). So some justification of a new bird and some of a SFYT. However, its not going on. DOM who saw it with me and had no knowledge of the four - could count it!

  3. "Any local birder with half a brain would have been at Stewartby in that weather!"

    I'm so glad that I continue to deny being a birder, which I think means I can't be lumped in with the half-wits :-)

  4. I had the same idea but decided that somebody must be at stewartby already given the weather so went to grovebury where i thought I would be alone.