Whilst watching Apache and Ringo our semi resident bottlenose Dolphins out on the breakwater yesterday (Monday) a single calling Sandwich Tern was fishing close by in the mouth of the harbour
Another short session on the off chance that the strong wind might have blown something in. In the two hours 16 Commic Terns was all I could muster but it did rain heavily for half of the time.
Manxies in huge numbers, timed counts gave an average of 5100 per hour on the close line of Manx with equal or more numbers travelling east further out.
Interesting movement again of hirundines, circa 300 mostly House Martins on roof & wires when we went out then on our return probably 200+ mostly Swallows in evidence.
Later on while sampling some of the Rhone Valleys finest in the garden, a magnificent sight of a group of 4 Herons over heading West, surely not long off roosting but where I wonder?
As with Adrian's post lots of House Martins and Swallows coming in off the sea this morning at Pwllderi totalling many hundreds. Five Chough in field near youth hostel.Also several Grayling butterflies seen my first this year.