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FireLight
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Posted - 31 Mar 2016 :  09:49:09 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Our swallows arrived in South Yorkshire this morning. I went for an early morning ride and came back to 3 swallows chittering in our barn!

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debs
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 31 Mar 2016 :  11:43:24 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lovely! None here yet....must admit was thinking about them the other day. It's glorious today so fingers crossed :)

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Ziadomira
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England
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Posted - 31 Mar 2016 :  4:10:40 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ziadomira to your friends list Send Ziadomira a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have not seen any here yet. We are by the Severn Bridges.
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Kharidian
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England
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Posted - 31 Mar 2016 :  4:46:46 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kharidian to your friends list Send Kharidian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Woo hoo!

Kharidian (Prince Sadik x Khiri)........ Alkara Cassino (H Tobago x Rose Aboud)
aka "Roger".................................... aka "Chips"

The first image is from an original painting by Pat Shorto.

South-East Essex
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mollydog
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 31 Mar 2016 :  7:28:38 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mollydog to your friends list Send mollydog a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine not arrived yet in Berkshire, they usually seem to arrive quite late.
Did really well last year with three lots hatched.

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Ari
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Posted - 31 Mar 2016 :  7:30:14 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was thinking when will they arrive, so great news they are on their way.
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jillandlomond
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Scotland
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Posted - 01 Apr 2016 :  12:36:52 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jillandlomond to your friends list Send jillandlomond a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nests from last year ready and waiting for their arrival. Probably still too cold for them up here in Scotland. Loads of oyster catchers making plenty noise meantime.


Borders, Scotland

Edited by - jillandlomond on 01 Apr 2016 12:39:06 PM
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garnet
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Posted - 01 Apr 2016 :  6:20:42 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add garnet to your friends list Send garnet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not here yet in Stafford - freezing again today!

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Ari
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Posted - 03 Apr 2016 :  7:15:31 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Saw first swallow today Bingley West Yorks. Happy summer days
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debs
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 03 Apr 2016 :  7:46:34 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
None here yet but chatting to neighbour today she thinks they've got less and less because we have so many kites....not enough carrion means they are taking live instead :( maybe why over the last couple of years we never have any ducklings last.

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sab2
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Posted - 04 Apr 2016 :  9:39:27 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
None back here yet, the pied wagtails , lapwings and a few more are back up on the moor and in our fields but no swallows so far. I am all ready for them coming home, i spent easter weekend pressure washing then painting the stables before they arrive
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Tomos
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Wales
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Posted - 05 Apr 2016 :  11:01:05 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tomos to your friends list Send Tomos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A lone male arrived in the village on Sunday, hopefully the rest will arrive soon.

Debs I don't think your neighbour is correct, we have had a large kite population for many years, they rarely take live prey particularly something as fast as a swallow. Much more likely that the increasing size of desert areas because of climate change that they have to cross and netting in Africa has contributed to the loss.

"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind" Gandhi

www.hispanoarabeswales.co.uk
www.thewelshcrabbetshow.org.uk
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sab2
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Posted - 07 Apr 2016 :  9:37:07 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
First one arrived back this afternoon, I hope his pals soon join him/her, love it when they arrive home
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barbara.gregory
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 09 Apr 2016 :  11:06:06 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbara.gregory to your friends list Send barbara.gregory a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not seen mine yet; they are like me and want warmer weather!!!

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Ziadomira
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England
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Posted - 12 Apr 2016 :  3:20:48 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ziadomira to your friends list Send Ziadomira a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A couple arrived today, lovely weather different from yesterday when it rained most of the day.
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garnet
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Posted - 12 Apr 2016 :  5:45:54 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add garnet to your friends list Send garnet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Saw my first one today!

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mollydog
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United Kingdom
55 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2016 :  7:26:11 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mollydog to your friends list Send mollydog a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine are back today too.

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ali bali
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Scotland
638 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2016 :  8:00:36 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ali bali to your friends list Send ali bali a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not yet, start of May I think and just as well there is nothing for them to eat here at the moment, had an inch and a half of snow on Sunday morning.....
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Lila
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Netherlands
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Posted - 13 Apr 2016 :  10:41:16 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lila to your friends list Send Lila a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine are back too since three days!!!

M. Lankhaar
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barbara.gregory
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 16 Apr 2016 :  11:34:06 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbara.gregory to your friends list Send barbara.gregory a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Two arrived a few days ago; more expected soon.

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Ari
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Posted - 17 Apr 2016 :  5:32:59 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have to admit my first swallow post down to my distance eyesight was a wagtail however 2 swallows arrived Friday and are renovating nest in Ari's stable. Please more to come
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FireLight
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Posted - 18 Apr 2016 :  2:34:55 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't have as many swallows as last year! Hope they haven't come to harm.

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faymouse
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United Kingdom
410 Posts

Posted - 18 Apr 2016 :  11:30:26 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add faymouse to your friends list Send faymouse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No sign of mine yet but iffy weather so cant blame them... hope to see them any day now...
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debs
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 19 Apr 2016 :  05:36:55 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
None here...

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barbara.gregory
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 19 Apr 2016 :  11:39:43 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbara.gregory to your friends list Send barbara.gregory a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Three now, lots more soon?

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glo
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England
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Posted - 19 Apr 2016 :  9:07:18 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add glo to your friends list Send glo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Something is fliting around the stables for the last few days, haven't been able to work out if it is a swallow yet! Might be a bat! Like Ari my eye site is not so good as well!

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