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Late House Martin

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Stuart Taylor
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Late House Martin

Post by Stuart Taylor » 09 Nov 2015, 16:23

As I was driving past Neallies in Baiivanich a bird with a white rump appeared over the sea wall and dropped back down on the seaward side. I did a quick about turn and found the bird immediately. I was hoping for a Petrel or some kind of American Swallow, but the bird was most definitely a House Martin. Nice bird and somewhat lost. Probably the latest one Iv'e ever seen and I was wondering what the latest date is for one up here?

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Re: Late House Martin

Post by BrianR » 09 Nov 2015, 17:36

As far as I know there has only been one previous record for November - in Stornoway Castle Grounds on 15th and 16th in 2003.

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Re: Late House Martin

Post by BrianR » 10 Nov 2015, 17:05

Bill Allan reported still present today but with a Swallow! There are more late records for this species than House Martin with nine records in November and once in early December (up to 2013).

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