SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby nuthatch » Thu May 26, 2016 7:24 am

:laugh: I know .... Willpar saw one on 8th April :nod:
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby Placido » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:41 pm

2 HMs today :). Considering the amount of cloud they were quite high up, wheeling around catching lunch. A joy to see.
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:41 pm

Yesterday I noticed the Swifts were getting very vocal. At this time of the year this usually indicates that the young `uns have fledged and are chasing Mum and Dad through the sky trying to get fed. They were at it again today and going by the numbers in sight I would say they've had a good breeding season which is very welcome news. :)
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:54 pm

My Swifts arrived early this year and I think they have departed early too. I haven't clapped eyes on one since the beginning of the week. :(
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby Placido » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:38 am

Didn't see any at all this year, only a brief sighting of HMs.
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby peregrine » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:33 pm

Looks like the Swifts have gone from here. Haven't seen any recently.
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby peregrine » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:36 am

Yip, the Swifts have definitely gone.
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:03 pm

peregrine wrote:Yip, the Swifts have definitely gone.

I concur. I haven't seen one for three weeks. :(
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby Willpar » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:50 pm

Seen quite a few yesterday. Seem to be gathering, ready for the big flight.
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Postby Willpar » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:19 pm

Not seen any swallows since last Sunday. Skies sure look empty without them.
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