Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Shiver me timbers!!

Storms have been the norm over the past few days and with this came a plummet in the temperature from 35C to 9C which has left everyone wrapping up head to toe in winter clothes.

Once the rain had eased off late on Tues 26th I took a brief walk along the beach to see if and migrants had fallen fowl of the weather and sure enough they had.

Hirundines have been few and far between so far but a flock of Brown-chested Martin were seen clinging onto a bush at the waters edge. Every so often the group would fly out a few metres to catch a few insects before returning to their original position.

Also noted nearby was a Vermilion Flycatcher who was seizing every opportunity to increase its body fat levels so that its migration could continue. This bird was still present in the same area Wed morning 27th.

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