One swallow doesn't make a summer

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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259281 Mrs Moustoir
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:47 am

:cheers: They're back!!

Looked at this thread yesterday and thought - blimey! they are late this year. Then driving back home through the deluge, I've just seen about 10 swallows swooping about and gathering mud (of which we have lots!) for their nests.

Yours are probably on their way too MMM. :iconbiggrin:

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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259287 Odsox
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:39 pm

I knew it would happen, as soon as I posted that yesterday I just KNEW they would appear ... and they have, just seen a couple swooping over the field.
Today we have nearly gale force gusty north-easterly winds, so why did they wait for a difficult head wind I wonder. :scratch:
Anyway nice to see them, it's been too long.
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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259324 becks77
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:37 am

They have arrived only a couple so far hope more are on thier way
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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259326 jim
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:44 am

Just saw a threesome, skimming the surface of the River Hamble along the Warsash bank of the Solent Way, using the gusts to speed them onwards.

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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259344 yvette
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:12 pm

My parents in Gloucestershire got their regular swallows back last week - they nest in the garage, so dad can't shut the garage door now, and has to cover the car to protect it from poo!! But they love to have them, and especially enjoy seeing the young birds. Haven't seen any in East London yet.

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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259378 Millymollymandy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:40 pm

Mrs Moustoir wrote::cheers: They're back!!

Looked at this thread yesterday and thought - blimey! they are late this year. Then driving back home through the deluge, I've just seen about 10 swallows swooping about and gathering mud (of which we have lots!) for their nests.

Yours are probably on their way too MMM. :iconbiggrin:

Funny that you've now got my swallows and I've got your cuckoo at long last! :lol:

Actually the swallows hadn't gone, but there just aren't very many of them yet. I did see my first swift the other day too. :thumbright:
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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259383 Mrs Moustoir
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:55 pm

All we need now is the SUN!

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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259386 becks77
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:18 pm

Your sun is in Eastbourne I'll send it over again :iconbiggrin:
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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259402 boboff
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:50 pm

nOPE NONE HERE In Cornwall
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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259412 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:55 am

Oh Mrs Moustoir aren't you getting all this lovely sun in between the showers? :lol:

Yesterday it warmed up and I realised I was actually rather hot in my winter gardening jacket! First time I've been jacketless all month I think. :shock:
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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259439 Mrs Moustoir
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:23 pm

Not much sun at all MMM - just grey and cloudy. Today has been awful again with on/off drizzle.

Still, the new grass is growing well so there IS a silver lining to all this rain. :iconbiggrin:

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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259459 Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:58 am

What a difference 150 ish kms make :iconbiggrin: - up until a few days ago it's been really sunny here in between the rolling grey clouds and intermittent showers, but chilly. Not much is growing here, grass included. I thought before the rain came it didn't grow because it was too dry, now it's grown a bit but considering we've now had nearly 3 weeks of rain, AND it's April, I would have expected it to be a foot tall by now and it only just needs a mow. Very odd!
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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259584 MKG
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:40 pm

Well, I was getting really jealous!!

But now the house martins have arrived, so everything's OK :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259589 becks77
Tue May 01, 2012 4:04 am

More swallows but no swifts here yet or martins either
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Re: One swallow doesn't make a summer

Post: #259853 Millymollymandy
Sat May 05, 2012 7:45 am

Awwww yes! :cheers:

Yesterday was the first day that there were TONS of swallows here, it was just like 'normal'. It helps probably that there are cows back in the field next to the veg patch (cows = flies) so they were swooping low in amongst the cows then twittering over my garden. :hugish:
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