The black tern that is. As predicted yesterday there was a sighting reported of a single bird over Ibsley Water yesterday afternoon. It may or may not be the same bird that has been seen of late, including a sighting on Wednesday evening, report received by e-mail when I checked them at the end of the day yesterday - this time of another bird (juvenile) over Rockford Lake.
Nothing stood out while opening up this morning. We had a good day at Sweatford Water Meadow in Fordingbridge - a lovely green oasis in the heart of the town where we had a wildlife discovery event aimed at highlighting the work of the Trust and drawing local peoples attention to the wealth of wildlife to be enjoyed on their doorstep that is generally overlooked as people walk their dog or cut through on the way to and from the town. Highlights included wasp spiders, Roesel's bush crickets and some rather lovely mint leaf beetles.
Today we will be in Ringwood running a simmilar event, this time at Poulner Lakes, so we'll see what turns up today!