A calling Common Sandpiper than revealed the bird flying right over the near edge of the broad near the road bridge.
On the tern platform something suddenly disturbed them all and around 20 Common Terns could be seen flying around plus an excellent Black Tern (my first for a couple of years) flying about. A good find and I was pleased to finally find a scarce bird for myself this Spring. The Black Tern flew around occasionally dipping the water as it fed. Also I saw a small gull flying about with black underwing and white trailing edge, and rounded paddle shaped wing tips which was obviously an excellent adult Little Gull. Another first for the year too.
I texted several people with the news and was glad to get a text from John H at 7.10pm in the evening stating that he and Peter C were watching the Black Tern.