Monday, 5 May 2014

Just a Swift One

Hello. Dan once more.

I'm sure most readers of this blog will have seen Swifts somewhere or other in the last few days, and I had my first few over the patch this evening. Three worked slowly (by swift standards) east as I headed out to Stodday picnic site to scan for ibises in flight.

No repeat of the other night, but as I waited in the dampening gloom a year-tick Arctic Tern lazily winged its way downstream and had a butchers at Colloway Marsh, site of a tern colony in decades past.

The estuary resounded with the cuddly cooings of Eiders, with at least four drakes and two ducks noted.


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