Fridays work stopped abruptly when news of the Bridled Tern at Cresswell broke. I rang the Alans but only AJJ was available for the trip and off we headed. On arrival a phalanx of scope and camera carrying people were rushing down the dunes toward the pond and the bird was clearly over the other side. Not easy to view on the ground when huddled with the Common Terns but when it flew it stood out like a dark shadow and very elegant too. One pass in front of us and plenty of action on the far side of the pond.
This female preferred a moss covered rock nearby.The inevitable not quite flight shot. Just too tempting to resist.