Thursday, 23 August 2012

More Swallows


A further ringing session took place this evening at Stortons GP, targeting the roosting Swallows.  Probably 3-400 gathered to roost in the reeds accompanied by small numbers of Sand Martins.  A late Swift joined the swarm for a short time whilst the hirundines were flying high.  In time the birds swept down to roost in the reeds and in excess of 100 birds were caught, the majority being Swallows, but with about a dozen Sand Martins and a handful of warblers too.  A few resident Cetti's Warblers and Water Rails were audible from the phragmites.


Neil M
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