With a moderate arrival of hirundines on 27th April 2022, local birder Adam Bassett managed to pick out a superb Red-rumped Swallow flying over the lake at Little Marlow. He straight away put news out and within a very short space of time several birders were on site. The bird was quite elusive at times and the group of birders had to wait about 20 minutes before it was seen again. It was also easy to miss the bird in among the 50-100 Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martins that were present. Gradually more birders arrived on the scene and most birders managed to see the bird before it disappeared sometime before 10:30am.
The bird was extremely hard to photograph as it was constantly on the move. so please bear this in mind when viewing the record shots below. The video clip is well worth watching.