SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

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Butterfly
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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Butterfly » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:12 pm

:(

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:16 pm

I think my local Swifts have their youngsters on the wing now. They're very noticeably flying around in what looks like family groups while doing a lot of "screaming".
On a sad note a couple more weeks and they head back to sub-saharan Africa until next year. :(

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Butterfly » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:39 pm

I don't see them really, only occasionally, but I do hear them screaming while flying around, which is a lovely sound :D

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:00 pm

Pretty much on cue my Swifts have quit the skies in my area :( . For them British summer is over and Africa is calling. :)

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Placido » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:29 am

:( It's a thing you never get used to :(

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by peregrine » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:13 am

As usual at this time, conspicuous with their absence.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:16 pm

Only the one, but have seen my first swallow flying over the village in a northerly direction.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:08 pm

Well spotted Willpar. It has arrived just in time for the cold weather :cold2:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:03 pm

Was thinking that myself JS.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Butterfly » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:07 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:08 pm
Well spotted Willpar. It has arrived just in time for the cold weather :cold2:
:laugh:

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