Monday 27 August 2018
Last day birdwatching before returning to school, want to Dungeness.
Managed to see the American Black Tern , which is a rare visitor to the UK sitting with Common and a Sandwich Tern. Had a good day as also had Arctic Skua for the first time. Had some help from the Bird Observatory identifying a juvenile Caspian Gull.
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We done Ben. Can see that you have been enjoying yourself. Love Reading your bird watching and nature adventures. Keep it up.
Hey Ben, I couldn’t find that much information on American Black Tern. Would you happen to know how likely it is to be spotted in UK and what time of the year is optimal?
There have been fewer than 15 accepted records of American Black Tern in Britain and this was the first for Kent
The link below is Stephen Message describing the discovery of a transatlantic mega at Dungeness on 21 August on Bird Guides website..