SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by peregrine » Sat May 11, 2019 10:04 am

Yip, Swallows are here as well. Just saw the first one.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by peregrine » Wed May 15, 2019 7:15 am

Full set here now, Sand Martins, House Martins, Swallows and now the Swifts that arrived on Monday.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Butterfly » Wed May 15, 2019 10:49 am

peregrine wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:15 am
Full set here now, Sand Martins, House Martins, Swallows and now the Swifts that arrived on Monday.
Nice! :wow: Unfortunately there are none of them in my area, maybe Swallows, but I've hardly ever seen one :)

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Wed May 15, 2019 5:10 pm

Seen a couple of swifts this morning whilst out walking. And low and behold, one near my house this afternoon. Don't usually see them here.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 pm

My local Swifts have now appeared. I saw three this afternoon. :)

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Well that three months shot by. My local Swifts have departed for Africa for another 9 months :cry2:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Placido » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:07 am

Empty skies, Jacksparrow :(. That's sad.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by greenfinch2 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:31 pm

I think its been a poor summer I have seldom seen them this year

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:46 pm

greenfinch2 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:31 pm
I think its been a poor summer I have seldom seen them this year
I think it has depended on which route your Swifts have taken to get here. Some routes saw big losses while others were about normal. My birds were the latter and seemed to have a successful breeding season. :)

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:00 pm

Not seen any swifts around here on my walks either.

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