Swallows 2019

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  1. MickW

    MickW Member

    South West
    090318D5-34F0-4C85-83EF-AF8D34CDB366.png I haven’t seen them but we’ve had several notifications of Swallows arriving in South West Cornwall yesterday’s was around Truro.
    One Swallow doesn’t make a summer.
  2. They usually arrive here around April 10th give or take a few days.
  3. Same here but more towards mid late april here depending on weather, we can still get a touch of snow that time,
    But have known that time to be our summer also.
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  4. wr.

    wr. Member

    Three swallows around here today. Earliest I've seen them. They were here on the 8th last year. We normally see house martins before the swallows but not seen any yet. 4 yellow hammers around here and a pair of curlews also.
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  5. David.

    David. Member

    J11 M40
    They are around here, but I have yet to see one.
  6. Lazy Sod

    Lazy Sod Member

    Mrs LS had a stroll around the lake at Stourhead (National Trust property, SW Wiltshire) this morning and saw and heard some feeding high up. The first sighting this year.
  7. goodevans

    goodevans Member

    Just seen my first one tonight (south shropshire)6 days in front of last year,I shall now be listening for cuckoo in 12 days time if it's true to form
  8. jondear

    jondear Member

    Yesterday I noticed a group of about 20 flying around front field swooping low trying to find flies on a very cold day .just passing by I think.
  9. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Saw pair today. They brought crap weather with them as always.
  10. Cornish bob

    Cornish bob New Member

    They have been here in cornwall for a few days,my young kelpie chases them around thinking she can catch them!
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  11. Minesapint

    Minesapint Member

    First 4 house martins turned up this evening, a day later than the last two years. Always puts a smile on my face, great to see them back. The routine of making sure there is mud in the yard begins!
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  12. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Glamorgan Wales
    First seen by mum Sunday but I seen one tonight.
    Back to same buildings.
  13. Wheatonrotty

    Wheatonrotty Member

    Saw the first ones last night.
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  14. Fish

    Fish Member

    North yorkshire
    See my first one of 2019 today, circling the sprayer as I applied fert.
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  15. ZXR17

    ZXR17 Member

    South Dorset
    Same down here this morning @Fish , 5 of them .
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  16. Lazy Sod

    Lazy Sod Member

    House martins back in a nest on the house this morning. No signs of swallows in the stables yet. Mrs LS looked in her bird diary, it was mid may last year - very late.
  17. Two arrived here in Lancashire this afternoon :)
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  18. upnortheast

    upnortheast Member

    Just spotted 1st of the year here in South Northumberland
  19. I saw the first one last week , April 9th , just about spot on the usual date .
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  20. Princess Pooper

    East Mids
    4 back now, just love that soooooo excited chitter chatter coming from the old cow byre, followed by chase-me-Charlie in and out.

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