Recent notes

Ten Swifts and several Swallows passing north or east over the coast on a murky day on the 29th. On the 30th alarm calls from Herring Gulls at mid-afternoon alerted me to a Honey buzzard flying straight westwards quite low over the town, followed by one or two concerned gulls. The bird was quite light and buoyant and I believe it was a male.

Stonechats have fledged at least one young up at the glens where Whitethroats are collecting insects for brooding females or young.

The flora around the town end ponds at Alexandra Park is interesting now with the softer landscaping and management. There were a few insects about today despite a fresh overcast breeze.

 

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