Monday, 22 August 2011

Lutley Wedge 22/08/11 07.15am (10°c) Sunny, patchy high cloud. Still

A Wheatear was perched on the power line near Grange Barns late morning, and was almost caught by a hunting Hobby! Luckily the Wheatear managed to escape the Hobby by diving for cover under my parked car! (2) Tree Pipits and (3) Yellow Wagtails flew over and a flock of (80) House Martin, (1) Sand Martin and (18+) Swallows were 'sunning' on the roof of Grange farm.  Also of note (8) Common Buzzards were soaring together, high over the Top Footpath.
1 Hobby ➝E
1 Wheatear 
2 Tree Pipit ➝SW
3 Yellow Wagtail (1➝SW) (2 in then ➝W/SW)
11 Swift (3➝W/SW)
25 Swallow (4➝W/SW)
1 Sand Martin
80 House Martin
7 Cormorant (5➝E/NE) (2➝W/NW)
1 Raven ➝N
Wheatear 22/8/11 (shortly before..and after it's brush with death!)

Yellow Wagtail Lutley Wedge 22/8/11 (sonogram/sound recording of flight call) 

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