Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Swallow Spectacular

From first light Swallows poured through Northowram today ,large groups of 30+ and others skimmimg a foot above the ground,also meadow pipits streaming through largest group 27, 3 Pieds ,2 Skylarks and a Tree Pipit gave there calls as they headed south.The first 10 Pink footed geese struggled along the valley in the strong wind. The bird of the day went to a first year Reed Bunting hiding in the undergrowth near the new Lorry car park.Swallows totalled 850+ and Mipits 350+.a great vis day...

2 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

A good count today Andy, Mipits and Swallows were piling over Queensbury from first light but slowed down by 0745hrs.
Ogden tonight was alive with Swallows

DJSutcliffe said...

Great stuff Andy. Fantastic to be out there when things are on the move like that. Nice to get the first pinkies!