Saturday, 30 September 2017

29th September 2017

On the land it was a fairly quiet day with very few migrants. However after the initial early morning rain cleared there was a spectacular movement of hirundines, initially predominantly Swallows but then House Martins too over big time. We estimate around 100,000 House Martins and 10,000 Swallows passed through up until mid day, when it started to rain and the passage dried up ( and/or we went home!)

The previous day (28th ) had been quiet with 4 Firecrests being the highlight, along with two late Yellow Wagtails along Reach Road ( part of the Greater Bockhill area!)

Yellow Wagtail ( Brendan Ryan) 

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