SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by peregrine » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:18 am

The swifts in D&G are conspicuous by their absence for more that a week now.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:15 pm

peregrine wrote:The swifts in D&G are conspicuous by their absence for more that a week now.
Frankly I'm surprised you've had them this long. :nod:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:09 pm

Not quite over yet. Got to the end of my street heading out for a walk, and 10-12 swallows flew over heading for the coast. They were low enough to make a positive id.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:04 pm

Not an April fools, but outward bound on my walk this morning I spotted two swallows over the village. On my way back I spotted one. Three swallows of the new season is not bad.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Butterfly » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:51 pm

Willpar wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Not an April fools, but outward bound on my walk this morning I spotted two swallows over the village. On my way back I spotted one. Three swallows of the new season is not bad.
That is a very good news Willpar, must be a nice sight :clap:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:21 pm

The Swallows will wish they were back in sunny France for the next couple of days :cold2:
I was at Weston-super -Mare yesterday and I saw a couple of Sand Martins. :)

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu May 09, 2019 8:31 pm

It is going to be 12 months on the 13th May that I reported my first Swifts of the year. With the weather as it is at present I'm thinking I may have a little longer to wait this year.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Placido » Fri May 10, 2019 8:30 am

Was talking to an old country pal on Tuesday this week and he has seen swallows :eek:.
I haven't :( .

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri May 10, 2019 7:58 pm

This evening I happened to look skywards to see about 10 Swifts swooping around(as they do) and slowly working their way northwards. :woohoo:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by peregrine » Sat May 11, 2019 9:06 am

Plenty of House Martins flying around. Swallows are probably here but I just haven't seen on yet. Swifts will arrive later this month.

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