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Saturday, 5 May 2012

White rumped martin

Unable to go chasing the wed wumped swallow (WWS) only time to squeeze in a couple of hours at Llandegfedd Reservoir. Although its pushing the second week of May even a t-shirt, shirt, fleece, camo jacket and ski gloves wasn't enough to take the edge of the cold wind. Nothing too major to report other than good numbers of hirundines the majority being sand martin. Common sandpiper, and at least four singing sedge warbler were the other ornithological highlights.

On the botanical front many thousands of adders tongue fern still adorn the meadows of the Island and are now being joined by emerging common spotted and southern marsh orchid.

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