Thursday, 10 September 2009

Hirundine procession

The largest number of LITTLE EGRETS ever recorded at Calvert BBOWT (Tim Watts)
Today's Sightings
Calvert BBOWT; 3 Little Egret/ 8 fem Teal/ few hundred large gulls on both lakes, many, many more over tip/bushes appeared empty.
Quainton Hill; Base of South slopes,where found some sheltered hedgelines. The ones containing Elderberry bushes had the birds. 1 Spotted Flycatcher/6 Lesser Whitethroat/2 Willow Warblers.Most noticeable birds were the hirundines, mostly Barn Swallow.Estimate 200 over the slopes, all feeding and resting on bushes/wires (Tim Watts)

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