Ternery Pool is now home to more than a thousand pair of seabirds, including 4 species of gull and 2 of terns. This no accident, many years of management has created the ideal islands for successful nesting. The first photo shows a Sussex Ornithological Society workparty in April 1979 building up one of the islands to a level where it is present in spring. First, the edge of the island was built up with pieces of concrete and then it was infilled with shingle.
Archive for May 18th, 2008
Several species of Damselfly were visible from the viewpoint early afternoon. These included Blue-tailed, Common Blue, Red-eyed (below) and a couple of female Variable (bottom).
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The monthly WeBS (Wetland Bird Survey) usually produces a good range of birds at this time of year, and today was no exception. On Harbour Farm, highlights were 25+ Avocet, four Little Ringed Plover, and a Whimbrel, while four Grey Plover and three Bar-tailed Godwit were present on the Quarry. At Ternery Pool four adult-plumaged Knot were present briefly late morning, while another two Little Ringed Plover and two Common Sandpiper were visible from Castle Water Hide early afternoon. A real bonus however was a Stone Curlew (below) on West Beach late evening!