This Sandwich Tern was present today at Ferry Meadows CP, Peterborough. It was seen first thing this morning, but went 'missing' for a couple of hours and then was seen again favouring the pontoon jetty outside the watersports centre on Gunwade Lake. It would sit and pose for a while, seemingly oblivious to the comings and goings of the workmen on site and then would have a bit of a fly and a fish and then return to pose once more.
This bird represents only my second ever 'Sarnie' in the area, with my other one being a few years ago, so this represents a very nice year 'tick'.
This was the second 'good' bird in the area today, the other being an adult Little Gull on the River Nene at the Dog-in-a-Doublet sluice. For photos of this bird see Mike, Brian or Peters' blogs.