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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mixenden Reservoir

                                      Hirundines love this weather

                  House Martins stuck to the middle of the water.

                                       Around 100 Swallows

Mixenden reservoir 1630-1800hrs  Heavy rain throughout E>3-4

A full day of rain but ideal Hirundine weather with c 100 Swallows skimming low over the water and banking.
Around 10 House Martins stayed out in the centre of the water with 2 Sand Martins briefly before disappearing.  A few Swifts were overhead along with a passing Heron >SE.
The water just held 3pr Mallard + 4 juvs and 2 Canada Geese.
A Song Thrush was singing in the wood along with Robins and Chaffinchs.
Hopefully the Soil Hill scrapes will be holding water now but thats a job for tomorrow!
BS

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Scuse me, I've had 2 or three, hic, well done on those Storm Petrel photos.

DJSutcliffe said...

Always a chance of something at Mixenden on a day like today - like a Black Tern or similar?!!
Nice shots Bri - very hard to get the hirundines in flight. Nice to get some Sand Martins through as well.

Brian Sumner . said...

If they had have been Id have been dragging you away from the bar to sober up at Mixie.

Brian Sumner . said...

Dave, Havent had a Common Tern yet, never mind Black!