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FireLight
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Posted - 13 Apr 2018 :  10:27:45 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Our swallows returned to South Yorkshire today. Lovely to hear their little chitters in the barn, cheered up yet another gloomy, rainy day.


(Thought I would start the annual post even though no one posts on here any more.)

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mazey
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England
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Posted - 14 Apr 2018 :  6:34:16 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mazey to your friends list Send mazey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No swallows in Cornwall yet but looking forward to them nesting in my stables again this year.

It's a shame no ones posts here-what has happened to everyone? Am I missing something.

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Pasch
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Posted - 15 Apr 2018 :  11:42:41 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pasch to your friends list Send Pasch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Facebook happened
I did post once or twice but not many do that anymore except for bumping up the Peel post-which is good but not much use if no one looks at the forum anymore.
I spend quite a lot of time on fb myself (too much really) but I miss the forum and the Arabian Lines fb page seems to be only sales.

Edited to say swallows have been here a good month already but then I'm in Italy

Edited by - Pasch on 15 Apr 2018 11:44:24 AM
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heathermcbreen
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England
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Posted - 22 Apr 2018 :  1:30:52 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add heathermcbreen to your friends list Send heathermcbreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
not with me yet... and last yr they came back the day after my son left for a year working in NZ (25th April) AND he is back tomorrow !!! so will they arrive the day after that i wonder.... i always liked this site and i like it better than facebook... but if no one else used it i admit i dont check in here that much ... and i will feel slightly fraudulent now... because my only pure bred is going to pateley bridge n yorks to live with my daughter... and i will only have two part breds then... in fact i came on here today just to see if there are any cute new foal pics... just off to look now.... lots of love to all you AL's xx will check back when i get my swallows !! xx
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sab2
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Posted - 28 Apr 2018 :  9:36:03 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
we have quite a few back now. Our first cuckoo arrived back yesterday as well.



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T42
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England
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Posted - 11 Jul 2018 :  10:58:51 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add T42 to your friends list Send T42 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't had any swallows this year. I usually have at least 2 nests. They aren't even sitting on the telegraph wires I do miss them.
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Offira
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England
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Posted - 12 Jul 2018 :  09:58:18 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Offira to your friends list Send Offira a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We have swallows and swifts and I only saw a few of each at the start of the season now there are lots flying about so they must have been very successful.

I managed to park my car in exactly the right spot so that when the babies came out of the nest on their maiden flight the flat roof of my car was the perfect landing spot. A few overshot and went down the windscreen though.

We have so many wrens and thrushes, not just at home but out in the lanes.
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ali bali
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Scotland
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Posted - 12 Jul 2018 :  7:29:56 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ali bali to your friends list Send ali bali a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Both the usual swallow nest sites are occupied in my shed and the families are doing well. Sadly only one of the three house martin nests is in use though :(
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sab2
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Posted - 14 Jul 2018 :  9:03:24 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We have lots of Swallows , they are just starting to prepare their second nests for their next broods of eggs. Odd how they do not use the same nest for second batch. Sadly no Housemartins thus yeR , the house sparrows have taken over all their nests. We had guests in the henhouse this year, a rabbit made a nest in the corner under the straw, seven baby bunnies and she raised them all, they were so cute . Loads of birds in the garden, sadly one of the woodpecker fledglings was attacked and died, think it was the jackdaws. I have noticed no t many lapwings and curlews on the moor this year
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