Common Tern

A regular passage migrant visitor to Chard reservoir, often not staying for long.

29/04/73 - Single bird. Single bird also seen on 27/09. & 6 birds seen on 19/09

07/09/78 - 20 birds

04/09/83 - 3 birds

07/09/85 - 4 birds

15/07/86 - Single bird

31/08/88 - 2 birds

14/05/91 - Single bird. Single birds seen again on 21/05 & 24/05

16/08/92 - 2 birds. 5 birds seen on 04/09 & 33 seen on 16/09. Record count to date. (BS)

06/09/93 - 3 birds. Remained until 08/09

28/04/94 - Single bird

19/04/98 - Single adult. 2 birds were recorded on 30/08 (L.M). & a single bird once again on 09/09

18/08/99 - Single adult

19/05/00 - Single Commic Tern

21/07/00 - 2 birds (2 singles also seen on other dates this month)

27/09/00 - Single Commic Tern

06/08/01 - 4 birds

17/04/02 - 2 birds

30/07/02 - Single bird

11/08/02 - 4 birds

17/08/03 - Single bird

30/08/03 - Single bird

21/04/04 - 3 birds

11/07/04 - Single bird

13/07/04 - 4 birds

14/07/04 - Single bird

22/07/04 - Single bird

23/08/04 - Single bird seen for 3 days

15/08/05 - Single bird seen for 2 days

02/09/05 - Single bird

05/09/05 - 2 birds

09/09/05 - Single bird that unusually stayed for 6 days

13/08/06 - 2 birds

11/09/06 - 2 birds

20/09/06 - Single bird seen for 3 days

06/10/06 - 2 birds

08/06/07 - Single tern, maybe this species

21/06/07 - Single bird

04/07/07 - Single bird

24/09/07 - Single bird

04/05/08 - Single bird

09/05/08 - 3 birds

05/08/08 - Single bird

22/08/08 - 2 birds

13/05/09 - Single bird

06/06/09 - 3 birds

30/06/09 - 2 birds

17/07/09 - 2 birds

27/08/09 - Commic tern with an Arctic tern

09/07/10 - 1 adult

18/08/10 - 1 juv

01/10/10 - 1 bird stayed 2 days

2011 - a good year with up to 10 seen together on 11 dates between 12/07 and 03/09 (max 10 on 15/08)

03/05/12 - 1 bird

06/08/12 - 1 bird

15/08/12 - 2 birds

17/08/12 - 2 birds

15/05/13 - 1 bird

03/08/13 - 1 bird

22/04/14 - 1 bird

26/04/14 - 1 stayed 3 days with a second on 27/04

09/05/14 - 1 bird

16/06/14 - 1 bird

03/08/14 - 1 bird

01/09/14 - 3 Common Terns and 15-20 Commic Terns seen briefly.

05/09/14 - 4 birds

08/08/15 - 1 bird

14/08/15 - 9 birds

02/05/16 - 1 bird

23/06/16 - 1 bird

29/06/16 - 1 bird