Monday, 13 May 2013

Plenty of Swifts

13th May - highlights of a quick pre-work visit were a nice male Yellow Wagtail and yesterday's continuing summer plumaged Dunlin, both on the spit.  Otherwise just 3 Shelduck, a pair plus another male, between 10 and 20 Common Terns and the 100 odd flock of loafing LWHG.  The 1st summer Yellow-legged Gull was seen on both weekend days, but I couldn't find it in a quick search.

A lunchtime visit added a single Oystercatcher, which once again flew off over the STW.  However, the main spectacle was the huge number of Swifts - well into 3 figures, zipping about all over the place.  Swallow numbers were well down on yesterday, whilst House and Sand Martins both numbered some 10s.

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