We tried Stanwell as there was complete cloud cover with intermittent drizzle, but the south runway was in use again, causing considerable disturbance to the site. There were virtually no Hirundines to speak of and the sum total of two hours effort was a couple of Blackcaps and a Pied Wagtail. We suspect that in these weather conditions they are to be found on the nearby Staines reservoirs.
We also dropped into Broadwater, which can often hold large numbers of Hirundines in these weather conditions, but apart from a reasonable Swift flock, mostly high up, there also were no Hirundines here to be seen, perhaps the post breeding flocks are not around as yet.
Pied Wagtail - 1
Blackcap - 2