Ish Springwatch 2010

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 191898Post Millymollymandy
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:45 am

I keep forgetting to say, first swallow here on Tuesday 30th March. :cheers: Seen a few more on the way to the village. Now I know they say that one swallow doesn't make a summer, actually I'm not so sure it even makes a spring!!! :lol:

Hubby head a blackcap yesterday too. I still haven't heard a chiffchaff yet I've seen one a few times out the window!
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 191912Post Green Aura
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:59 am

And I forgot to add that we had crocuses out before I went away (20th March) and had daffodils out by the time we came back (28th) :cheers:

Not seen much in the way of birds yet except for being highly entertained yesterday by a pair of Terns, which were dive-bombing (to within a couple of inches) a Buzzard which was sitting on the fence post completely ignoring them. I presume it was to near their roost :dontknow:
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 192272Post jim
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:43 am

I know one swallow doesn't make a summer, but I've just seen my first this year. High up, solitary and heading westward. More must be on their way!

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 192291Post Millymollymandy
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:57 am

Great Jim! I haven't seen any more, only the one flying over my garden.
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Post: # 192314Post Martina
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:08 pm

I was surprised to see my blackcurrents already sprouting :cheers: . My parsley is also coming up, which was a total surprise to me because I just planted the seeds and was not expecting to see them sprout so quickly. However, I have not heard any signs of the red-wing blackbird--my favourite bird song--yet, so still holding off a bit on calling it Spring. But I am an optimist, so I will definitely plant the rest of the herbs I got at Christmas and leave them out to sprout this week. :flower: .

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Post: # 192593Post Odsox
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:34 am

I saw our first swallow this morning .... it anounced itself by hitting our bedroom window.
It didn't appear to hurt itself, it just seemed to bounce off and fly away again, so maybe there was a tasty fly there.
Later I saw several flying over, so they are probably not "ours" but temporary guests on their way oop't north.
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 192598Post pelmetman
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:50 am

No sign of swallows yet here in Lincolnshire but saw a wasp and a cabbage white butterfly :angryfire: :angryfire: this morning whilst sitting outside in the sun drinking my morning coffee. :flower:
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 192642Post Millymollymandy
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:02 pm

I've only seen 3 so far and none of them have hung around. Bloody things must have been on their way to Wales and Ireland. :( :lol:
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 192796Post Odsox
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:40 pm

Yep ... spring is really hear, I spotted my first growbag today. :mrgreen:
I didn't realise that they migrated or hibernated for the winter, but I have been after some for a week or two now.
I am forced to have a weeks holiday the week after next and I need to get my toms planted up and the automatic irrigation working and adjusted, which takes several days, so was getting a bit concerned at their late return to our shores.

Oh, also the bluebells are out in bloom.
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Post: # 192804Post Mrs Moustoir
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:36 pm

Heard the cuckoo this afternoon - first time this year. I'd probably have heard it before if it wasn't for the lawnmower (ours)!

No swallows yet. I did see one back in March but none since.

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 192816Post fruitcake
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:12 pm

Beautiful spring day here today - sun was out, 14 degs
Daffies are all flowering as are primulas, lots of other things sticking green shoots through the soil now too :cheers:
And my willow hedge has just gone REALLY green :cooldude:

oh and we had a BBQ (the cat had fresh mouse :lol: )

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 192821Post Shirley
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:16 pm

saw one solitary swallow last Sat but none since. :flower: Been really very warm here today and yesterday though.
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Post: # 192932Post fruitcake
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:40 pm

saw a peacock butterfly today :flower:

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