SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:58 am

Hope they had a good breeding season JS. Has not been good for others.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Butterfly » Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:22 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:39 pm
I think my Swifts have departed for their journey to Africa :( . Roll on next May when they return. :nod:
Now that you mentioned it, I don't hear swifts/swollows piercing calls any more, used to hear them all the time all summer. They must have gone on their journey to Africa indeed :nod: . Wishing them good luck and safe travels :flying:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by peregrine » Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:29 pm

Haven't seen any Swifts for a few days. Can't say there are many Swallows and Martins around either.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:04 pm

Been rather thin on the ground here also.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:00 am

I am just wondering if the swallows have left early this year. Not seen any for several days now.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:02 pm

Seen my first swallow this morning. Just the one, think they are late arriving this year.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:06 pm

Willpar wrote:
Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:02 pm
Seen my first swallow this morning. Just the one, think they are late arriving this year.
Well spotted Willpar. According to the BTO some of them don't bother with the migration any more as the UK's winter weather is mild enough for them in the far south.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:11 pm

About three weeks before the Swifts return for the summer. :nod:

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:26 pm

There were a couple of swallows all winter down Cornwall.

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Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

Post by Willpar » Wed May 04, 2022 12:28 pm

Good morning for spotting. Nine swallows on my walk.

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