Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Red-rumped Swallow

New Romney Sewage Works  - 0745hrs - mild, cloudy, rain clearing, light airs - Yesterdays Red-rumper was still present at the sewage works site along with a couple of hundred hirundines and Swifts. Initially picked it up in flight and then on overhead wires, although looking into the light so not great views. Also in the general area Cuckoo, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Kestrel, Yellow Wagtail and Whitethroat.
Dungeness - 0900hrs - The seawatchers reported nothing much happening so had a quick look on the land which was similarly quiet with just the usual breeders in place.
Lade - 1700hrs - Following reports of a Stone Curlew this morning on the Desert thought I`d better check over the back. No sign of the said Thick Knee but a steady movement of Swallows north, 2 Med Gulls and 10 Whimbrels over and a Wheatear on the shingle ridges.
Another blank night in the Plovers moth trap.

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