Swallow Hard



Yesterday promised so much for vismigging but really failed to deliver. This morning was all clear skies and early morning mist. Had a Tawny Owl in the park when I took the dog out so that was a good start.

I met Dave about 07.15 and he’d already had two Meadow Pipits over the car – a promising start. The Mipits just kept on coming as well – an hour in and we’d already doubled yesterday’s total. Add in the first two Redwing of the autumn it was looking good.

The Swallow numbers were also creeping up with birds passing on a broad front and in some reasonable groups, 20+ was not uncommon. By the end of play the 294 Mipits (a record count) had been smashed by the 402 Swallows… a great morning.

Results on Trektellen.

Morning Mr Magpie

Morning Mr Magpie

Star bird for me though was  a Yellowhammer heading ESE… better than a Wilson’s Warbler on Dursey Island!


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