Saturday, 15 May 2010

Spotted Flycatchers increased further to a pleasing count of 31 birds, and a small arrival of Sedge Warblers took their total to 49. After several weeks of fairly half-hearted, sluggish hirundine passage, a sudden surge of birds streaming northwards was very welcome: 950 Swallows made up the bulk of the movement, but 58 House Martins and 18 Sand Martins also went through. Other sightings included a Starling, two Collared Doves, a Buzzard, 52 Wheatears, ten Whitethroats and eight Blackcaps.

A Common Carpet was in the Cristin withie moth trap (c) Ben Porter

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