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This weekend... will a swallow make your day?
Of course, Aristotle said 'one swallow does not make a summer' , but I think a swallow could make your weekend. They've already been seen as far north as Orkney , so your local ones are bound to be back soon. They're coming to a barn, shed or garage near you! Five swallow facts...
15 Apr 2011
Re: Thames swallows
Good stuff, there is plenty of time yet for swallows to fledge their second or third broods although in some parts we are already seeing large gatherings before they head south for the winter. It would be interesting to hear peoples accounts of late fledging swallows, it would be grwat if sightings like...
31 Aug 2010
I was out along the River Tees on Sunday, there were large numbers of Swallows over the stubble fields and the river, can't be long before they leave now. Tonight, I've just observed around thirty swallows over house in Darlington, that's unusual as we normally only have Swifts, I'm...
8 Sep 2009
Back to Africa
Coming into work this morning, I noticed a lone swallow perched on a wire by the side of the road. Although fairly impossible to tell what mood a bird is in, he looked a little lost and forlorn, and I imagined him sitting on the wire, wondering where all his mates had gone. I didn't have time...
3 Sep 2009
Just passing through, or here to stay?
I stepped out of the front door to begin my journey to work. It was a beautiful morning, with the vibrant, green young leaves of the horse chestnuts illuminated perfectly. And there they were, bickering for space to perch on the telegraph wire. Our next-door neighbours, the swallows , were back! Lots...
28 Apr 2008
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