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Old Sunday 6th July 2003, 23:06   #1
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Wink One good Tern..........

.............deserves six others!!!!

East Chevington, Sunday early evening, the following species were all present together ! !

White-Winged Black Tern

Black Tern

Roseate Tern

Little Tern

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

Sandwich Tern

SEVEN !! species all sitting on same mud bank.

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Old Sunday 6th July 2003, 23:27   #2
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... al with-oute, the mewe is peynted grene, In which were peynted alle thise false foules, As beth thise tidifs, tercelets, and oules,... and pyes....
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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 09:13   #3
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... erm, I mean - Wow... Well done!
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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 09:34   #5
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Not to be repeated I would think! Any photos Stevie?

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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 12:25   #6
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Question N, E, 4, Toes......?

sorry, no pics.... several other people saw them though.

i would think that there is "a" chance of getting them again, as long as the 2 black terns stay, as the others seem to be daily visitors..?

3 little gull also, & Otter reported in the morning.

we are going to try to get "all digi-scoped up" asap!

(This could be start of a new Thread......i can remember someone (not me) finding 3 owl species roosting in the same bush..... Barn, Long-eared & Tawny.)

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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 13:19   #7
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God, that's excellent!! I'd be happy with just the Roseate on my local patch, but to get all those is amazing!
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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 14:09   #8
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That is unreal. I don't think that I have ever heard of these seven Terns ever coming together before, on one site, in Britain. Does anyone else know differently.

I'm not normally an envious person but there are exceptions, and this is one of them. I wish I had witnessed this remarkable event.

That's one for the memory banks Steve.
 
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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 14:39   #9
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Not quite the same (it was in Lesbos 2001) but I did have

Lesser-crested
Black
White-winged Black
Whiskered
Little
Common
all on the same mudbank (with Gull-billed in the distance)
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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 15:53   #10
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All seven still there today - been there, seen 'em all!

Couldn't quite fit all seven into one 'scope field of view, though, as the 2 Little Terns were a bit off to the right of the others, and the Black Tern a little too far left.

Plus a stunning full summer adult Little Gull, too (and a whole lot of moulting first-summers)

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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 16:02   #11
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No Roseate or Little when I visited yesterday morning...but got good views of the Otter as a consolation.
Will post a full trip report on "Your Birding Day" later this evening.
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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 20:01   #12
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Question new record...... ?

Does anyone know if this collection of species has been previously observed, all at one location ?


Is there a photo/digital image available, from North'd ?

Thanks in anticipation.

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Old Monday 7th July 2003, 20:56   #13
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Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey simultaneously held a good collection of terns some years back:

Bridled.
Black.
Common.
Arctic.
Roseate.
Sandwich.
Little.

Seven species together is always going to be difficult to top, at least in Europe, but I guess it's happened on several occasions.

In southern Europe Arctic and Roseate will always be unlikely but there is far more chance there of Caspian, Whiskered and Gull-billed to compensate.

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