An hour at Rock-a-Nore

An hours watch from 0645 produced no evidence of any seabird passage, but during the first 30 minutes good numbers of Terns were moving west to feed. About one third were Common Terns, the rest Sandwich. A lone juvenile Mediterranean Gull passed, the large numbers that are in our area in spring and summer have melted away, and this was the first I’ve seen for some weeks. A few Gannets were fishing a long way out.

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One response to “An hour at Rock-a-Nore

  1. The Med Gulls leave quite abruptly but where do they go? In spite of the number of colour-ringed birds, no-one seems to know.
    There were dozens just N of Folkestone this Sunday – for years a regular spot – yet just up the road from there, at Sandwich Bay, they had been amazed to see a flock of 60-odd that week.

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