June 21st   Leave a comment

There are a couple of common terns fishing in Roome Bay on most days. Even if you overlook them as just another gull like thing, when they start hovering and diving into the water they stand out a mile as something a bit different. If there weren’t arctic terns, common terns would be a candidate for the most beautiful bird on the planet. Arctic terns are just more so in every respect. They are being quite elusive and staying well out to sea this year; I am only glimpsing occasional birds passing close by Crail. This is more than made up by the puffins that seem to be shuttling by much closer than usual. I love being able to look out of the back of my house and the commonest bird I can see is a puffin.

Common tern

Common tern

Posted June 21, 2015 by wildcrail in Sightings

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