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tunnelsofhens10
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Swallows Reply with quote

I"ve just finished building a turf shed and yesterday two swallows started to build a nest. Question? Are they going to have young that will be ready to fly home with them? They must be cuttin it fine, are they?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its a bit late for them, so I would'nt hold out much hope.
Actually no hope too late in season they will be getting ready to fly back to Warmer climes (Anywhere will be warmer than here) in less than a month.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought so Greengage, Let them at it, at least their warm and comfy.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just checked my 2010 calendar....our swallows here had a second batch of fledglings hatch out around August 22nd that year ...they were flying around by September 14th and all the swallows flew off to Africa on September 26th !
So who knows....maybe you will see youngsters in your turf shed yet !
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sive, Whilst I love to see them around the house, I won"t be to disappointed if they don"t have any young this year. I already have Five nests under the eaves and they all reared 3to4 young successfully. Lets just say with the heap of dung they left behind, Windowsill and ground, If they were cows, I"d need the farmer and his tractor next door to dig me out of the house! Still, they give me endless pleasure watching them grow up. So I"ll let nature take its course, I know they"ll be back to me next year again. cheers all.
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