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Monday, 23 May 2011

R-R SWALLOW still knocking around!

RED-RUMPED SWALLOW came into roost with over 40 House Martin and Swallow at Porth Hellick  

  As I was returning from work to go home, I saw Smoothy at the junction of Rose Hill. 'RED-RUMPED SWALLOW!' I pulled over and for the next twenty minutes we had cracking views of it at close range feeding with 10+House Martin and 4 Swallow.

  At Holy Vale there was a Turtle Dove and a quick scan off Porth Hellick produced at least 20 Manx Shearwater going west. On the pool there were 40+each of House Martin and Swallow and the half an hour before dark, the RED-RUMPED SWALLOW came into roost with the rest of the hirundines.

Araniella opisthographa Spider in the garden 

Xysticus cristatus Crab Spider in the garden  

Juvenile Blackbird at Porth Hellick 

Swallows roosting at Porth Hellick 

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