Friday, 1 July 2011

Lutley Wedge 01/07/11 12.00pm (20°c) Warm, sunny spells and broken cloud.

The ♂ Reed Warbler seemed finally to have moved on as there was no sign of it today. A flock of (60+) Swifts were feeding 'en masse' very low over the fields along the Top Footpath near Grange Farm, with many of the Swifts showing obvious white/bulging throat pouches, due to the 'bolus' of aerial insects they were carrying.

Swifts Lutley Wedge 1/7/11

1 comment:

StourbridgeRantBoy said...

Hi - Craig, nice to see you back locally. Makes you wonder what passes thru when you are on your travels....I also had a singing Reed Warbler on Friday down at Withymoor Pool by Sainsburys at Amblecote - the only other 2 records that i have had locally were typical early-May birds s July singing male was a bonus but it had moved on when i next visited on Sat morning.....

Laurie -