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9th April 2019 – The highlight today was of a Marsh Harrier of the swimming pool at Ross-on-Wye being mobbed by a Buzzard at 1740.

 

8th April 2019 – There were hirundines all along the river on my walk from the rowing club to Wilton Bridge.  3 Goosander were on the river downstream from the bridge on a day which was damp and cool and which could be described as autumnal.

 

7th April 2019 – At Wilton Bridge there was a small flock of Sand Martins and at least one Swallow was inspecting nest sites near to the White Lion public house.  Near to the Man of Ross public house there were Sand Martins exploring the sandstone walls opposite this establishment.

 

6th April 2019 – There were no hirundines at Cannop Ponds when I checked in the late afternoon.

          This evening along the Rope Walk there was a flock of hirundines which seemed to be exclusively Sand Martins.  At Wilton Bridge, the Chiffchaff was singing and there were more hirundines with a possible one or two Swallows but they were a little distant to be sure. One Grey Heron was of note.

 

3rd April 2019 – There was a steady hail shower as I walked to Wilton Bridge today and there was a Little Egret and a Grey Heron near the river and a Chiffchaff singing by the bridge.  The highlight of the day was seeing a first for the year, that being a flock of hirundines flying low over the river downstream of the bridge.  They were distant but were almost certainly Sand Martins.

          There was a passage of Sand Martin over my home at 1700 between hail and light rain showers.

 

1st April 2019 – There was one Little Egret and 4 Goosander on the river at Ross-on-Wye and a pair of Mandarin Duck by the Hope and Anchor public house.

 


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