This evening birds in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton included 4 Whinchats and a singing Grasshopper Warbler.
The efforts at ringing Swallows at Stortons GP was successful with approximately 100 birds caught with about another 250 - 300 birds present. The exact number will be assessed as the birds are processed and safely roosted overnight for release at dawn tomorrow. Other birds caught included Whitethroat, Reed Warbler and a Cetti's Warbler. Calling birds heard included Hobby, Water Rail and Kingfisher.
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