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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Cliff Swallow!

A couple of images of the superb Cliff Swallow from Minsmere in early November... 

First identified late on the Friday afternoon, it was very likely to be present the next morning.  After a very early start and we arrived at Minsmere in the dark. A bit if a gamble as to where to go for dawn soon found us positioned in the Bittern Hide. An Otter provided the first action as it came from under the hide into the water giving great views.  Soon afterwards the inevitable phone call came through - "its over the car park"! The exodus from the hide was reminiscent of the Romans leaving Brian's house in The Life Of Brian.

Fortunately after a quick sprint back it was soon located and performed well for at least two hours accompanying around 7 Eurasian Swallows.

Thanks for looking!

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