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heathermcbreen
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England
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Posted - 22 Apr 2016 :  4:49:18 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add heathermcbreen to your friends list Send heathermcbreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i have mine back .. three days ago the first turned up..... Warwickshire...
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sab2
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Posted - 16 Aug 2016 :  12:15:20 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How's every bodies Swallows doing, mine seem to of had a good year for babies, most had 5 or 6 in their first brood then 3 or 4 in their second brood. Most fledged now just a few nests left to fledge now, downside is the horses and stables are covered in poo but it's a small price to pay . My poor farrier had to wipe Swallow poo off the back of my neck and down my back the other day when I was bombed with the stuff from above
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FireLight
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Posted - 16 Aug 2016 :  3:31:59 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine have done really well, only had one casualty, last year we had about 6 that didn't make it. We are covered in poo too, one even managed to get my mug of coffee, now using a travel mug!

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Ari
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Posted - 17 Aug 2016 :  6:00:03 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ours have done good too with no casualties. I just love em so much however the poo gets worse as they fledge lol. My house martins at home on alarm box did two broods so very pleased.
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debs
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United Kingdom
3218 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2016 :  9:14:44 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We've nowhere near as many, usually have 4/5 families, only 1...small family too :( they were very late arriving, so pleased when they finally got here :)

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lulu
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Posted - 18 Aug 2016 :  1:29:06 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lulu to your friends list Send lulu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We only had one brood this year and they seem to have gone which is a touch worrying. Haven't seen them around for weeks.
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FireLight
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Posted - 27 Sep 2016 :  12:54:13 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Our last two swallows went yesterday. Safe journey to them all, so quiet now had to cheer myself up with some cake!

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Ari
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1654 Posts

Posted - 27 Sep 2016 :  6:43:53 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes safe journey, hope to see all next year. Had a clean up Saturday, don't begrudge them the mess for a minute
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sab2
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Posted - 27 Sep 2016 :  9:41:06 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes all mine have gone now, always feel sad when they go as its so quiet in the stables without them. On the bright side I now don,t have to flick bird poo off the horses backs every day Safe trip little ones .
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lulu
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Posted - 29 Sep 2016 :  6:43:56 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lulu to your friends list Send lulu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ours went months ago only the one brood this year.
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Ari
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1654 Posts

Posted - 27 Mar 2017 :  7:30:52 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nearly time for Swallows to arrive back come on little ones
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sab2
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Posted - 27 Mar 2017 :  8:51:43 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes looking forward to their return. I have pressure washed and painted the stables ready as I hate upsetting them once they arrive. Let's hope they all make it back safe and sound.
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faymouse
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United Kingdom
410 Posts

Posted - 29 Mar 2017 :  01:03:54 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add faymouse to your friends list Send faymouse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine usually arrive in april but numbers are dwindling sadly, love to see the fledglings duck their little heads down when you go in the stables
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sab2
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Posted - 29 Mar 2017 :  8:47:51 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We had a good year for babies last year, mainly 4 chicks per nest but some had 5 chicks . Miss them when they go as its so quiet without them. Soon be back though
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FireLight
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Posted - 02 Apr 2017 :  10:48:54 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Chitter, chitter came the sound from our barn this morning. Two swallows greeted me at 5.30. Yippee. Bit worried though as we have adopted 3 stable cats this year, hope the babies survive.

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sab2
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Posted - 02 Apr 2017 :  1:07:09 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great news fingers crossed the cats will not reach the nests.
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sab2
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Posted - 16 Apr 2017 :  08:14:54 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Went out this morning and we have our first two arrived back
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FireLight
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Posted - 16 Apr 2017 :  11:05:15 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh great news, I was beginning to think I was the only one with the little tinkers.

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debs
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United Kingdom
3218 Posts

Posted - 17 Apr 2017 :  08:57:41 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
None yet....lots of finches, yellow wagtails and wrens :) hope they are on their way

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sab2
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Posted - 18 Apr 2017 :  10:03:24 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Two more in the stables this morning, poor things looked a bit chilly as we had frost last night.
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Ziadomira
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England
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Posted - 18 Apr 2017 :  2:55:03 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ziadomira to your friends list Send Ziadomira a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ours are back today. Chilly North Wind but lovely and sunny. We are near Severn Bridges.
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ali bali
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Scotland
638 Posts

Posted - 18 Apr 2017 :  6:04:32 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ali bali to your friends list Send ali bali a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine arrived this date last year (Scottish Borders)but no sign as yet...
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debs
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United Kingdom
3218 Posts

Posted - 18 Apr 2017 :  10:19:50 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Saw one tonight :) hope to see more soon :)

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ali bali
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Scotland
638 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2017 :  09:43:30 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ali bali to your friends list Send ali bali a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yay, they're back, only 12 hours late
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sab2
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Posted - 20 Apr 2017 :  12:58:52 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another pair arrived last night, it's lovely having them back #128512; The stables were so quiet over winter, now all you can hear is them chattering away.
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