SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

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SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:34 pm

For a while yesterday I thought they had all departed for Africa but towards the end of the afternoon I spotted a couple in the distance. I saw three today but I think the majority have departed. They arrived on May 5th this year which was early so perhaps they have departed a little earlier. :(
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby Placido » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:55 pm

Well done, Jacksparrow. Lucky old you.
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby peregrine » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:58 am

All gone here. Haven't seen one since last Thursday (31st July)
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:02 pm

No Swifts today :(
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby nuthatch » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:06 am

....... moving swiftly on ..... :bolt:
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby Placido » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:19 pm

hehhehheh :yes:
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby peregrine » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:59 pm

nuthatch wrote:....... moving swiftly on ..... :bolt:


'Is it a Joke' topic :chuckle:

HEHEHEHEHE
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby Kev » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:11 pm

I was visiting a friend in Swansea today and she's got loads of swifts zooming round her garden. Lovely to watch. Sadly didn't have my camera wit me!
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:50 pm

Kev wrote:I was visiting a friend in Swansea today and she's got loads of swifts zooming round her garden. Lovely to watch. Sadly didn't have my camera wit me!

Doesn't sound like Swift behaviour to me. They are very much into grand sweeps through the heavens rather than zooming through gardens.
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Re: SWIFTS

Postby Kev » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:57 pm

Pretty sure it's them. She's got them nesting in several places up in the eves and they sit on the phone wires and have that characteristic shape. She's in a very rural area. They were swooping round in circles.

hmm.. might be mixing them up with swallows :bolt:
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