26/06/2013 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB

Common Tern:  Today I took a quick trip down to BMW and enjoyed a catch up with the staff who are  always working hard.

(this image was taken through the window)

The highlight though has to be the show the Common Terns put on for us, right in front of the reception hide.

There was one Tern who had caught quite a big fish and was getting chased by the resident hoodies , the Black Headed Gulls.

After flying around and evading its annoying neighbors the Tern landed and with a blink of an eye the Tern had gulped down the fish whole!
Spotted Redshank: Although the Terns were a delight to see spotting half a dozen Spotted Reds in nearly full black summer plumage was also a treat.