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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: They're back !  Reply with quote

Karen and I went for a walk at four this afternoon with the dog on the coastal path above Porthdinllaen near to our home and there, we saw at least a dozen Sand Martins flitting about above the sandy cliffs  tops. They definitely weren't there earlier in the week, so spring is definitely here.
We also saw some Bluebells in full bloom, admittedly they looked as though they had quite a bit of The Spanish Bluebell influence but our nearly discoveries made up for the solid days heavy rain that we've endured today.
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Seabird



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And our beautiful lady osprey is back. Just waiting for her mate to arrive now.
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Dave C



Joined: 03 Feb 2010
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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are well behind you.

Only just seen the first bat out this evening.
But we still getting frosts on a night and exactly 1 week ago we had 4" of snow.
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Mo



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ospreys are back in Cumbria too.

We've been seeing bats for a couple of weeks now.
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HonkHonk



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Location: Misereyside

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for the Swallows, they give my spirits such a lift when I see them back, and this year I have a House Martin nest box up under the eaves hoping I can tempt some to nest here.  
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freckle



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First bat for us last night....spring must be springing!  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I nearly forgot to say that I saw my first swallows yesterday.  
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HonkHonk



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
I nearly forgot to say that I saw my first swallows yesterday.

Cool they'll be with us soon then, saw a bat last night, got home from work at about 7pm and sat in the garden with a glass of wine then straight away a little chubby bat flew right in front of me.  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The swallows are back in our barn today, just 2 for the moment
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two Swallows here yesterday  


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