From Africa to Somerset - sand martins lead the way

The sound fell from the sky like notes from a stave; a chorus of twitters, tweets and rattles. Newly-arrived sand martins – my first long-distance migrants of the spring – hawking for invisible insects in the Good Friday sky, above the River Brue on the Somerset coast.

The Guardian

Last updated on 18 April 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United Kingdom
Region: 
Africa
Europe
Species group: 
Birds