Wednesday, 7 April 2010

3rd March (Fleet Pond)

Headless chicken job!

I was processing my holiday photos when news arrived of an Alpine Swift (74) @ Fleet Pond seen 20 minutes ago.

I eventually got to the pond and there was no sign of it, however, after a few minutes a spotted a swift species coming towards us which then promptly vanished behind the island.

Someone then spotted the same bird and it could be seen a little distantly flying over the pond and the nearby railway station.

At one point it did fly nearly over our heads where we had tremendous views. A quite powerful swift with white underbelly and throat.

Also at the pond were 4 Common Terns (75) and a few Sand Martins (76) (both my first for the year)

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