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Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Swallows
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2019, 06:52:25 pm »
Most of ours in Somerset have gone, but I did see two on the overhead wires this morning. Don't suppose they will be here for long though (sigh.....).
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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Swallows
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2019, 12:02:35 pm »
lots of fluttering and wing stretching toady on our nest here. I think they are about to fledge. At least three youngsters

Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Swallows
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2019, 05:53:01 pm »
four swallows left the nest finally today.  :fc: for them

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Swallows
« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2019, 07:15:30 pm »
We still have a couple left here.  There were 3 about 30 mins ago, but there was a whoosh from the sparrow hawk, and then there were two!
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Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Swallows
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2019, 10:01:54 pm »
Saw one lone one on the wires this morning. I hope he hasn't been left behind.....................

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Swallows
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2019, 03:00:23 am »
Yesterday evening I took a walk round the usual haunts.The numbers have increased !
From what I can work out we have 3 of last years adults ( as my old friend Derwent May would call them
Aunts, ) and 23 of this years brood. I’m sure some have come from elsewhere.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 03:07:46 am by Rupert the bear »

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Swallows
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2019, 07:50:58 pm »
Well we now have only 6 left living in the workshop, they all snuggleup together on the cable above my workbench .
I really hope they head down south soon , maybe waiting for the full moon next week.
They have spent the last couple of days in the workshop  flying ( playing ) keeping me amused during the terrible weather, but it is getting a bit late now, and this is the latest they have stayed.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Swallows
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2019, 11:29:59 pm »
They may be waiting for a northerly wind, but we are forecast SWs until at least Oct 20th, including very strong winds tomorrow.  The best we can hope for is that they set off when the winds are very light  :thumbsup:
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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Swallows
« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2019, 07:04:07 pm »
ours all seem to have gone now :(

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Swallows
« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2019, 09:29:36 pm »
Working in workshop this morning the remaining swallows were very active and noisy, as soon as the rain passed,that was it ,off they went .
I spend some time cleaning up after them,it seemed to have “got a little dusty” here.

 :fc:  I’ll see them back in six months time,now about that hibernating......

 

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