A cracker of a day was had today by George over at the Observatory today with some serious Swallow passage happening numbering in the thousands. The result for the day was 130 birds processed including 125 New birds and just 5 Retraps.
The catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (2/0) Sand Martin, (111/0) Swallow, (3/0) House Martin, (1/0) Pied Wagtail, (0/2) Dunnock, (2/0) Sedge Warbler, (1/2) Whitethroat, (0/1) Blackcap, (4/0) Willow Warbler and (1/0) Greenfinch.
Some serious Swallow passage resulted in the first three figure day so far this year. Hopefully this will be the first three figure day of many this Autumn. The Pied Wagtail was the first Adult of the year whilst the House Martins were also the first of the year and hopefully the first of many!