Category Archives: Hirundines

Asian House Martin – Coming Soon To A Headland Near You?

Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus) must be a candidate for vagrancy to Western Europe.  At least one of the three subspecies is a strong and long distance migrant. However, looking very similar to its common European sister-species, how many people would be … Continue reading

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Juvenile Sand Martins

Rufous to Silver Something Adam Hutt pointed out to me a while back. How the plumage of juvenile Sand Martin varies. I got chance to see it up close and personal last week. Basically the commonest pattern on juvenile Sand Martins is of a … Continue reading

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Red-rumped Swallow

Yee-haw! 45 minutes in to my day, having already had me being chased down the road (blue light flashing) by the MOD Police. Briefly? They had seen me turn round rather abruptly and were concerned I might be an early … Continue reading

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