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Monday, 13 September 2010

Swallow roost

Dave ventured down to Martham Pits on Saturday night to see if any Swallows were about, about 150 were seen flying low over the pits and in the immediate area.
A 'crack' team ! consisting of Dave, Tony and myself was assembled for a roost session the following night (Sunday). About 70 were over the pits and most went in about 19:30, also approximately another 50/60 were seen flying high over the pits but alas kept on going.

39 Swallow were ringed, 10 were adults, also 3 Reed Bunting and a Greenfinch.

3J Swallow
A Cettis Warbler was giving it the' biggun ' while we were there and a Tawny owl started up as it got dark.
Another dead Water Rail was found, the second this year ! and no I still haven't managed to ring one yet !!!!

In the garden a superb Privet Hawkmoth Caterpillar was found in the hedge near to a lilac, a very striking beast.

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