Zino's Petrel off Madeira - June 2018

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Royal Tern - Church Norton 19/6/18

I was just getting the last few items packed for tomorrows short trip to Madeira when several messages came through stating the Tern down at Pagham had been re-identified as a Royal Tern. Obviously this being the first for Sussex and a mega bird in general for the UK, I had no hesitation in removing half the stuff I had packed and bombed it down there. Thankfully it behaved and it showed relatively well for everyone present.

Earlier in the day the Tern was in a different position and supported a metal ring, which presumably means its the same Royal Tern that had been knocking about on Guernsey and northern France.

Royal Tern at Pagham Harbour