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TWM
Sunday 27th March 2005, 19:19
Sandwich Tern is usually the first migrant I see up here (N E Scotland) but zilch this year and there don't seem to be many records from further south. Normal dates up here are 20/03 to 25/03 for the first birds.

Nutcracker
Sunday 27th March 2005, 19:28
Dunno, but they don't usually arrive in Northumbs until 29th-30th March

Rhion
Sunday 27th March 2005, 20:17
23 at the Cemlyn colony today, but they do seem to have arrived later than usual this year.

Stephen Dunstan
Sunday 27th March 2005, 20:32
Been in at Cumbrian / Lancs sites for well over a week.

christineredgate
Sunday 27th March 2005, 21:39
Yes they are here in South Cumbria.But are not over on their nesting sites,just out in the sea,and in the bay.The Terns tend to start to nest once the BH Gulls are settled,also the LBBGulls.These birds have started to nest on the ski bank where the Terns nest,so hopefully within the next couple of weeks may see some more Terns.But yes,several Sandwich Terns have already arrived.

simon
Monday 28th March 2005, 07:14
First ones seen at Minsmere last monday/tuesday not there wednesday tho

robinm
Monday 28th March 2005, 07:18
Dungeness BO reported the first Sandwich Terns offshore on the 14th March.

Henry B
Monday 28th March 2005, 16:34
Sandwich Terns on Moray Firth.

TWM
Thursday 31st March 2005, 11:53
I saw my first Sandwich Tern of the year today (31/03) at Rattray. Apparently 3 were seen on Saturday. Tim

dan pointon
Thursday 31st March 2005, 13:06
Had 25 past Llairnfairfechan (think thats how its spelt) all going East on Tuesday 29th, no Black Scoter though AGAIN!

TWM
Thursday 31st March 2005, 15:00
Thank heavens it wasn't Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch!!!!

dan pointon
Thursday 31st March 2005, 15:17
Lol, its just easier to call it the place with the longest name in Britain

delia todd
Thursday 31st March 2005, 22:54
Thank heavens it wasn't Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch!!!!

Show off! :bounce:

timmyjones
Friday 1st April 2005, 10:50
Could some of the earlier birds be birds that over winter