Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Swallows might make a summer, but Redstarts declare autumn!


Yesterday Chris Payne and John Boland spent some time monitoring and ringing Swallows in the south of the county with considerable success.  Please see the image below of these iconic British summer birds...

At Harrington Airfield this morning there were two Redstarts in bushes between the concrete track and the airstrip.  One was a juvenile but the other was a cracking adult male bird.  Both birds were quite vocal.

In the garden again today, birds coming to the sunflower feeder included the couple of Nuthatch and the Marsh Tit, with a Grey Wagtail nearby.


Neil M

Juvenile Swallows
Courtesy of John Boland

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