Saturday, 28 April 2012
Flock of hirundines
On Thursday 26th April walking around a sodden Fisher Row, male Blackcap seen near the stables, A Grasshopper warbler heard on the marsh beyond the railway line and 19 Tufted Ducks on the lagoon. On friday 27th April at Filby Broad at lunchtime, a Blackcap was heard singing in the car park and over the Broad a mass of hirundines around 60 Swallows, 15 House Martins, 10 Sand Martins and high up in the air and screaming 15 Swift. In the evening at Leathes Ham, the female Goosander now in moult was sleeping on the path beside a male Mallard, she swam back and later joining Robert Wil we saw the Goosander again, 12 Tufted Ducks and a Swift flying overhead.