Author: Pete Woodruff

Fledged And Flown.

Juvenile Common Tern Conder Pool. Howard Stockdale.Many thanks to Howard for what is probably the last image of this juvenile before it’s obvious departure from Conder Pool by the time I arrived there on Monday. Who could have imagined this bird would …

Ian Pinkerton.

I have just received a phone call to give me some personally devastating news that Ian (Pinky) Pinkerton has died suddenly.Ian met and made many friends at Conder Green where he became the all conquering hero when it came to monitoring the ups and…

Encore!

I think we can all look forward to three excellent breeding records to come off Conder Pool this year. With one pair of Common Tern already having fledged two birds and departed, and another pair with two fledged young, having survived a near fatal att…

On With The Show!

There was 6 Common Tern on Conder Pool Monday, including the two young birds seen flying around. I got the best views to date of these two birds since they fledged, which are looking better by the day. Double figures of 11 Greenshank and 10 Little Greb…

Dock And Green Day.

On Friday, with little activity on the outfall, I gave a couple of hours to Red Nab, to sit and watch the gulls and anything else that might be around, being pushed ever closer by the incoming tide. In the end, I noted 16 Mediterranean Gull and 5 Whimb…

Decent By Numbers.

Monday was a decent day on the numbers score, starting at Conder Pool where 11 Greenshank was the best ever count here at one sighting, also on the pool, 7 Little Grebe was the new high.Two adult Common Tern accompanied the two fledged juveniles, which…