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Cold wet and windy

Permalink 12:10:15 am, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Despite the cold weather both newly arriving migrants and wintering birds continue to be plentiful around the Island. The largests display of hawking Pallid Swifts I have seen in a January were daily present over Badaan Farm numbers exceeded several hundred birds these were mixed in with Red-rumped and Barn Swallow together with House Martins, swirling flocks of Skylarks, White wagtails and numerous Water and Red-throated Pipits to make in the dull haze of a drab rain soaked and windy weekend a spectacular display. Best watched as the light was hardly suited to good photography however a few record shots were snapped just to add some interest to this post.

Sky Lark Alauda arvensis
Graceful Pinia Prinia gracilis
Graceful Pinia

Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Red-rumped Swallow

Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
Pallid Swift



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