29.08.12. Birdlog

29.08.12. Birdlog

A juvenile Red-rumped Swallow over the south-west corner of No 6 tank at 5.40 pm moved through to the west (Greg Baker). A long-expected addition to the marsh list.  Well done to Greg the finder! We’ll let him discribe his find himself

Hi Bill – shame the swallow wasn’t seen again. I last saw it heading west over the south embankment of No 4 but had great views of it over the SW corner of No 6, if only for a minute or two. GB.

4 Ruddy Shelduck, 400 Common Teal were observed feeding on the extensive flooded water on No 6 tank. 2 Turnstone, 45 Ringed Plover,1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and a single Ruff. 40+ Pied/White and 2 Yellow Wagtails, 600 mixed flock of Swallow, House Martin and smaller numbers of Sand Martin feeding over No 6 – No4 tank, 50+ Swifts moving ahead of the deluge this evening.

A juvenile Marsh Harrier on Lordship Marsh

Observers: Greg Baker, Mark Payne, Arthur Harrison, Frank Duff, WSM