Fairhaven Lake - 6th August 2009

It was more of an outing with the dogs than a trip out bird watching but we’d armed ourselves with our binoculars and the camera just in case anything interesting showed up. Travelling up we saw one of the nesting Common Tern over Preston Dock, we’ll have to call in soon to see how the chicks are doing if they’ve not fledged already!
Along the beach at Fairhaven Lake we noted a couple of Curlew and Oystercatcher as well as the usual Gulls, mostly Black Headed in various plumages. Amongst the sand dunes were several flocks of different species including Linnet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit and one or two we couldn’t identify because of distance and light. On the lake itself the only bird of interest was a moulting Tufted Duck.

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