Two Spotted Flycatchers seen Sunday - new birds on the local patch...plenty of Swifts, House Martins Swallows and one Hobby in off the sea. Always a
nice sight to see the Summer birds safe arrival.
Lovely birds to see! On Sunday me and a birding friend noticed the Swifts had arrived here so we headed out in hope of a new patch tick. Lo and behold, we found the first Spotted a Flycatcher on my patch since 2004! And yesterday I found another one so there's a chance of breeding, fingers crossed!
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In reply to Gus R:
Brilliant Gus, they were so common to see and many a nest found around houses and barns in rural locations, however that was many moons ago....lets hope they have another good year and become a common sight again. Yes a lovely bird indeed! Today in the garden i heard and saw many swifts over head so still plenty coming through. These maybe now resident summer birds that nest locally...lets hope so.
In reply to Derek C:
Spotted Flycatchers tend to be the last summer migrant to arrive in our area,their arrival must mean summer is on its way.
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