Just a quick update on our Swallow roost. Ian and Me spent Friday evening in the reedbed with a mist net and five thousand Swallows for company! Again we had a 'controlled' catch and ringed 76 birds and also controlled two. No adults at all yesterday evening, just juvs. Off the top of my head I think we have ringed 500 so far which is excellent.
I can't quite work out the forecast for tomorrow as the BBC is contradicting itself and XC agrees with one of the Beebs synopses! Only one thing for it, set my alarm and see!
Its all in black and white on Derwentwater. - Male Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba) insect hunting on the shore by the Isthmus. He was on his own so its possible the female could be on a nest close by. My...
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