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chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
swallows and swifts
« on: April 15, 2012, 09:32:59 pm »
anyone got any of the travelers home for the summer yet? think i saw a couple of martins today but not sure!
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Mel

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Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 02:26:25 am »
Still looking for them,I wonder where they are,they have normally arrived by now :-\

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 09:02:04 am »
They need a southerly wind and it's been an easterly, here in southern Scotland anyway.  The first I notice usually is all the excited chatter from the wires outside my bedroom window.  Nothing yet  :(
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henchard

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Carmarthenshire
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Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 09:16:53 am »
Swallows around here (Carmartehnshire)  2 days ago.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 11:23:13 am »
They'll be on their way here then  :thumbsup:
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chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 12:56:19 pm »
they are here, just seen them over the farmers field. good to have the little fellas back! keep my eye out for the Hobbies next!
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 06:44:08 pm »
Our first swallows have just arrived here in southern Scotland - three happy chappies in the sunshine who came and flew over us as we worked in the veg garden.  I wonder if they were saying hello?   The martins arrived a couple of days ago and are already repairing last years nest.
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deepinthewoods

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Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012, 07:01:19 pm »
i saw 2 in wales last week, and 1 here in cornwall today, swallow that is rather than swifts.

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 08:13:57 pm »
i saw 2 in wales last week, and 1 here in cornwall today, swallow that is rather than swifts.

not seen a swift yet
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 08:48:22 pm »
Saw our first swallows at the weekend :thumbsup: Don't get swifts here :( I do miss seeing them.

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 08:50:43 pm »
Saw our first swallows at the weekend :thumbsup: Don't get swifts here :( I do miss seeing them.

we get the whole lot here including the Hobbies. i will try again this year to get a photo but they are a nightmare to catch!  :D
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

Mel

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Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 10:38:14 pm »
Where are ours,we normally have hoards of them...nothing at all yet  :-\ :'(

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 10:53:42 pm »
Where are ours,we normally have hoards of them...nothing at all yet  :-\ :'(

they will be along soon i'll bet!  ;)
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 08:38:20 pm »
Where are ours,we normally have hoards of them...nothing at all yet  :-\ :'(

Seen a load today :)

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: swallows and swifts
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 08:42:16 pm »
the weather was so bad today that i haven't seen one
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

 

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