Summer hits and rare things

Hethersett Birdlife

Since the last post I have been surveying birds as often as possible and checking the summer migrants are all in and counted. One of the last in, and a relief to see back from their African travels is the house martin colony at Admiralty Way in the village. Their chattering as they wheel about above the roof tops is a joy to watch.

35412036385_a595a1dc74_o.jpg Caught on the wing (tricky hence this one is not my own) the housemartin

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Having seen these arial acrobats in it made sense to check out the survey route I had to do around Wong Farm (click HERE to see the local birding walk). I took a couple of nine year old assistants and we were soon watching dozens of swallows flying in and out of the farm buildings. A couple of birds swept inches past the faces of…

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