SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:15 pm

A bit late this time around. Last year my first sighting was April 1st.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:09 pm

Willpar wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:15 pm
A bit late this time around. Last year my first sighting was April 1st.
You've been on lockdown so we'll let you off this year. :nod:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by peregrine » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:35 am

Saw first two Swallows yesterday. Bit later than normal. Usually appear at the harbour early April and come into the village a couple of week later. They may have been here as normal and I just haven't seen them with the 'lockdown'.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue May 05, 2020 8:21 pm

I saw my first Swifts today. I gained the impression they were making their way further north and "my" Swifts may be a day or two yet.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Wed May 06, 2020 8:18 am

Good spot jacksparrow. Not seen any myself yet, or even a house martin.


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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu May 07, 2020 7:47 pm

Today "my" Swifts were very much in attendance. A few were about during the morning but the full compliment were screaming around the skies this afternoon. A sure sign summer is nearly upon us even if the weather is going to try and spoil the party this weekend. :nod:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Sat May 09, 2020 5:37 pm

Seen my first swifts this morning. Around four of them.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by peregrine » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:14 pm

Swallows, Swifts and Martins are all here. Numbers appear down from previous years.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:57 pm

peregrine wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:14 pm
Swallows, Swifts and Martins are all here. Numbers appear down from previous years.
I read somewhere that a good many may have perished trying to cross the Med where they encountered adverse weather conditions :(

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