Friday, 28 October 2016

Charmouth - Mon 10th Oct

The numbers of House Martin have gradually built up this week. Reluctant to finally leave across the Channel and with plenty of food available on the wing, 00's are still hawking for insects above the undercliff on Stonebarrow Hill.

It was a bright and sunny day with a a northerly breeze, so the sandy face of the Hill was sheltered and warm. Here's a short video, shot through the heat haze, of one of the flocks as they rested just below the summit before finally continuing their southward migration.