Sunday, 3 May 2015

Full of Promise

Today's Hobby (Yes I've got a new computer and updated software which I've been playing with. Nice shape.) 
Dunlin- birds this time of year on passage are most likely of the schinzii population heading from West Africa to up north
I would have put money on this producing locally. Frontal systems and an easterly airflow in early May. Perhaps the extent and orientation of the cold fronts have produced a block.
1 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear, 10 Swift (highest count this year so far), 1 Hobby, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow and 1 Yellow Wagtail was not quite what we were hoping for today in these conditions. However it's a show of sorts so mustn't grumble. 

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