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Rare one



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Swallows  Reply with quote

Hubby (hard at work) just rang me saying "I've just seen seven swallows"  
I guess Spring has sprung and hopefully Summer is just around the corner.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just driven from home to Four Crosses which is one of the best places around here to see early swallows but not a sign of any. I'll keep my eyes out for some..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pouring, again,  
There's nowt for the swallows to eat yet, so they'll not be here for a bit yet I reckon.

Spring can't come soon enough, it really can't this year.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None here yet, but it was 4th April in 2014 that I saw my first of the year  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still waiting to see my first swallow, it just shows what a one off my early sighting last year must have been.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing here yet though there have been a few in the area apparently
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine aren't here yet either.

We're still waiting for our male osprey. The female arrived last week but still no sign of her mate.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rare One told me yesterday that both male and female ospreys had been sighted but I'm not sure if we're talking the same pair.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The strong winds maybe life hard for the Swallows
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was talking about the Dyfi pair Monty and Glesni, Bodger.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rutland's Osprey webcam.  

http://www.ospreys.org.uk/webcam/
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

 If I was a swallow I'd stay in Africa for a while longer too cold here!!!!!   I have seen the sand martins nesting on the cliffs today though.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not seen our Devon swallows yet this year.
Looking through my records I see that the earliest I've seen them in Devon was in 2013 on 23rd April, so there's still time to beat it, just.



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Dave C



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen my first Swallow this morning  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations and well done Dave.  
They've obviously returned for the northeast view in Teesside - a beautiful neck of the woods that I remember with nostalgia.

They're not here in Devon yet - maybe because it's a tad chilly and very persistently at the moment.
Here's hoping.  


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