Saturday, 21 May 2011

Red-rumped Swallow...

A couple of record shots of the Red-rumped Swallows at Porth Hellick pool today.

Red-rumped Swallows are more or less annual in Scilly these days with May being the best month, closely followed by April then October.  At least six were recorded in spring 2009, but this is eclipsed by the group of seven birds that occurred on Bryher on October 27, 1987.

Red-rumped Swallow with House Martin, left (Photo: Ashley Fisher)

Typically spent much time hawking insects over the far side of the pool (Photo: Ashley Fisher)