Tuesday, 19 September 2017

19th September 2017

An early morning walk to The Undercliffe and around Kingsdown yielded very little. 5 Rock Pipits, 12 Chiffchaffs, 15 Long-tailed Tits, three Blackcaps and eight Goldcrests.

At around 18.00, with a light NW, the hirundine numbers went stratospheric. They were moving through on a broad front stretching from the golf course at Kingsdown, inland to Ringwould and as far as I could see up to St. Margaret's. Significantly more than last evening. By 19.20 they had moved through and the count was in the region of 40 000 birds with Swallows forming the majority. An amazing sight.

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