Sunday, 15 May 2011

Fields behind RSSKL

Went for a short walk behind the RSSKL fields for a short break.  Despite leaving around 4pm there were still a large number of birds around most of which were near the barns after crossing over the A41.  1 Red Kite was the only raptor I saw however there were dozens of Starlings flying low over all the fields carrying food back to chick in the nest.  The rain clouds forced numerous hirundines down closer to the ground including 9+ Swallows, 13+ House Martins and 9+ Swifts (these numbers are the largest totals counted at the same time in order not to accidentally recount single birds).  12 Stock Doves were also feeding in the horse fields behind the cattle barns and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull flew over.

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