.........is the number of Swallows that Ian and I ringed at the roost yesterday evening. In addition to the Swallows we managed to 'control' one and ring two Reed Warblers.
Other than the fantastic spectacle of Swallows coming in to roost we just had a flock of seventy Linnets that made it in to my notebook. Flocks like this, and larger, used to be commonplace but they are getting scarce now.
It's forecast for quite strong easterlies tomorrow, so I'll probably have a stagger round the Obs for a couple of hours before doing some work.
Family Update! - Things have been extremely difficult since mother left hospital and that's putting it mildly. Vivien and I don't have a clue what we are doing or supposed ...
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