What a wonderful variety of birds we have on offer around Newstead. The Caspian Tern evokes images of the seaside, but they are very much an inland species as well. This first individual was spotted yesterday at Cairn Curran Reservoir, resting in the shallows near where the old highway crosses the lake bed.
I spotted the second on a rare visit to Tullaroop Reservoir. It was making a repeated fishing pattern, along the western shore – one sortie was successful as the final distant image reveals.