Since I last posted Ian and I have had a further two ringing sessions at the Swallow roost ringing another 112 birds. We also controlled a Swallow; Y270857 anybody?
Up until 3rd August there were about 6,000 Swallows roosting, but this dropped to 800 on the 4th and 300 on the 5th. We are not sure whether they will build up again or whether they will switch to maize now that the maize has got a bit of a growth spurt on. We'll have to wait and see.