Thursday, July 10, 2008

9th July, 2008.

Much the same routine over the past two days but with the weather having deteriorated slightly!!! Tuesday saw two/three Common Crossbill in the pine woodlands near the house, first located through their quite distinctive "chip, chip" calls. Shortly afterwards they all flew off to the west and, doubtless, are part of the recent eruption of birds westwards from the European continent.

Yesterday further evidence of autumn migration having started when a small party of Sand Martin went through SSE followed by a party of Swifts powering their way southwards. Later spent the afternoon talking to James Wolstencroft previous to him and his family commencing their own southward migration home to Arusha NP in Tanzania. As previously we debated the continuing global environmental crises and put forward a few solutions!!!

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