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Swallows
#1
I have a pair of swallows flew straight into the outbuilding where all of last years nests are.  They are early this year, it was 22nd last year and the year before it  was 24th.

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#2
I have been looking out for them here too, I'm sure I saw a pair the other day, but they haven't stayed around.
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#3
we dont get nearly as many now. Where my daughter used to live there were loads of swallows and house martins. As soon as the stable block was built the swallows moved in swooping up the corridor between the stables. The house is now sold so I hope they will still be welcomed by the new owners.
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#4
I'd love to have swallows back in our barn - they always used to arrive on 22nd April - but our cat sits on the rafters under the windows and takes a swipe as they come in Sad Another time they built a nest on the top of an outer house door which meant rather a mess in the boot room!!
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#5
I agree T, there aren't as many as there used to be.  When we first moved here I remember seeing dozens on our roof when they were preparing to fly off to warmer parts.  Now we usually have 3 - 4 pair.  They definitely slept in their usual place last night - left their mark  laugh
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#6
I have just spotted a pair of swallows the first I have seen this year.  Smile
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#7
I am really pleased you have seen some Zen.  I was starting to worry about them.  They are usually here 23/25th April but I haven't seen any anywhere around.  I will keep a lookout.  Do you think it was the late winter we had ?   I have got 3 of last years' nests waiting to be renovated  laugh
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(13-05-2018, 04:40 PM)Cockadoodledoo Wrote: I am really pleased you have seen some Zen.  I was starting to worry about them.  They are usually here 23/25th April but I haven't seen any anywhere around.  I will keep a lookout.  Do you think it was the late winter we had ?   I have got 3 of last years' nests waiting to be renovated  laugh

I think the late winter has had something to do with it, warmed up the last week or two. Blackbirds were collecting nesting material from my garden today. Hopefully your swallows will make their way to Scotland soon.  Smile
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#9
A pair of swallows arrived this morning.  Am off out this afternoon so I will see if there are any more about.
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#10
Wow - the swallows arrived here (South West Scotland) early this year - and must have wondered what they had come to! Think they arrived in the first week of April. Got lots now at the stables, and plenty flies for them too.
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#11
I havent seen any yet this year.
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#12
saw my first last week  but the swifts haven't returned to the pub this year yet ,,, they have about 4 pairs nest under the eaves as its about 1 foot deep.
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