Friday, 6 May 2011

Swifts Over Patch

6th May. No birding over past two or three days, but I did find a number of Swifts flying over the patch and Great Lime Road today. These were the first of the year for me and they seemed to be feeding well on the many insects that were about in the thundery warm weather. Another first was Wall Brown Butterfly, the first brood of which begins flight during early May. I didn't have the camera to capture it, but I'm sure it was a female. It flew low over the grass and settled on a couple of occasions, but not for long. Only the odd Swallow about and I feel there are few about up to now. Common Whitethroat also seen in its usual territory. There's certainly plenty of Whitethroat about.

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