Monday, 8 June 2009

Muddy puddle visitors

As usual this summer I have maintained the water levels in a pool on some local farmland, it is always productive with lots of species visiting to drink and bathe, this week I have also had up to 8 Swallows visiting to collect mud for their nests. There has been Linnets and Goldfinches too, plus a Corn Bunting, several Yellow Wagtails, a family of Pied Wagtails and the recently fledged youngsters and lots of Starlings.
The Starlings turn up caked in mud and poo from the nearby dung heap where they forage for dungfly larvae, they really look like they enjoy their bath as well; its great to watch them!

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