Wednesday, 28 August 2013


That's the estimated total of Swallows that we've managed to ring in the reedbed roosts at The Avenue so far this summer.

We were down there again on Monday and managed to catch another 62 Swallows and 1 Reed Warbler, our first at this site this year. Interestingly 13 of these Swallows, were adult birds, our highest catch yet. The rest were all this year's birds (3Js).

Other birds on site tonight included Mallards, Moorhens, Canada Geese and the feral Barnacle Goose, as well as a Hobby, which was hunting the Swallows as they came into roost.

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