While tidying up around the Lifeboat House this morning we noticed that part of a Swallow nest under the eaves had collapsed, leaving two rather shaken little chicks on the ground. They were still a good few days away from fledging, so with the aid of a ladder they were returned to the ledge the nest was built on. The ledge is quite narrow but hopefully the birds will manage to cling on, anyway, they'll stand a better chance up there than down on the wet concrete.
Mum appeared somewhat bored by the whole episode.
Yesterday we discovered a Short-toed Lark feeding on the shingle at Beach Way. Although there are already 14 records from Blakeney Point, this vagrant from Southern Europe was most un-expected at a time of year when little migration is taking place.
Finally, does anyone have any guesses as to what is going on here?