06/07/2010 Swift Tern rediscovered breeding in Kubbar Island, the last breeding record in the Island was in 1987

In a follow up visit to Kubbar Island, OSK members discovered three pairs of Swift Terns on a nest with one egg amongst the breeding colony of Lesser Crested Tern. Another four pairs of Swift Terns were displaying courtship¬†behavior. The last breeding record in Kubbar Island was in 1987. We did suspect them breeding last year in Kubbar Island when we saw two pairs on 23/06/2010 but couldn’t be sure because we didn’t see any nest or chicks.

Swift Tern Sterna bergii