13.9.19 A lot of House Martins

Overcast a light NW wind. A brief visit to radio mast, pub garden, old trapping area and Birling Gap.

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Yellow Wagtail.

A noticeable gathering and movement of Hirundines early on, congregating at the very highest point of the headland. Minute counts averaging at c80 birds per minute heading east. Although there were a good few 1000 individuals lingering too. Mostly House Martins (75%) the rest Swallow. Approximately c10 Yellow Wagtail, c30 Meadow Pipit and 4 Tree Pipit on the move too.

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A bright, adult Yellow Wagtail

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1st winter Yellow Wagtail.

Every cow seems to have at least 3/4 of these attendees at the moment.

On the ground; 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c30 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Redstart, 2 Wheatear, c35 Yellow Wagtail.

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Garden Warbler buried in an Elderberry at Birling Gap on the 12th.

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