16/04/2013 Houghton Green Flash

Sandwich Tern: After dropping Dawn off at work in Warrington I was in two minds of going back to Houghton Green after my last two unsuccessful trips, but I am really glad I did.

As soon as I parked up and walked across the farm field I could hear a Tern calling.

After a quick scan I could see it was a pair of Sandwich Tern, they where actively feeding and fending off the local gulls.
Common Sandpiper: Another good find were two Common Sands on the muddy edges and the Little Ring Plover was still present.

I then went over to Martin Mere to chance my luck for the Crossbill but alas they were not to be seen.

So all in all it tern-ed out to be a good trip in the end!