15th May 2017

The way this spring has panned out hitherto, it wouldn't really have been at all surprising if our first House Martins of the year were autumn migrants but thankfully such a situation was averted by a movement of 14 individuals south into the wind this afternoon, along with 12 Swifts. A Hobby also cruised over the farm, where a Cormorant, two Mallards and a Collared Dove flew over. Two Canada Geese flew over the BW sector.

Late addition: Two Red-legged Partridges were still at the farm.

David Campbell (photo) and Ian Magness