Thursday, 25 September 2014

Swallows swarming in... and Autumn migrants!

As I walked the dog just before eight this morning i was delighted to hear the excited chattering of a swarm of swallows, c40 above the house. Not long after I was at Strumble and met up with Brian Gibbs (Somerset Bird Recorder) on his regular autumn visit. 
As even more Swallows streamed in off the sea, Brian told me although seabirds were few and far between, he had seen a pod of c16 Common Dolphins in the morning and several Risso's  and more commons over the past few days. This included a group of five on Monday night that had been visible for over half an hour. Its always nice to see some of the old gang especially such a reliable observer.