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Margo
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: swallows Reply with quote

My swallows are back. Just been watching them ducking and diving. They are early this year. Haven't heard the cuckoo yet though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Margo. Ours flew in yesterday - straight into the garage for a very noisy Mothers' Meeting.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No sign of either yet but I was told only yesterday that there is a woodpecker in the local wood just a half mile away.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just spotted that our swallows are back, sitting on the telephone line, kinda late aren't they?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw my first swallow on 18th April, at the bird sanctuary on Inch Lough beside Lough Swilly, when I was there with a Birdwatch Ireland outing.
It is better, up here!
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you really mean is that they shite all over your house walls a month earlier than here. So no, not better.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VISITORS

Our visitors arrived last May,
Direct flight into Cork.
Wed got their room all ready.
It was good to hear them talk.

They looked around the place again,
Remembering last year,
Then had a feed of insects.
Our swallow friends were here.

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
What you really mean is that they shite all over your house walls a month earlier than here. So no, not better.


Would you like some loos built for them on the end of each road Laughing I love them and I really get sad when they go later on in the year.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah more of a side swipe at GG pontificating that his beloved adopted county is better than anywhere else. Anyway, they do shite all over the walls and usually right up at the inaccessible roof apexes where it is a bit of a job to remove it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather swallows went elsewhere than kaleidoscoping over my pond. They don't appreciate the beauty of Dragonflies, Damsel Flies & Whirlygig beetles. They only appreciate them for their food value. Mind you, they're not quite as bad as Blackbirds. Blackbirds are the spawn of the Devil.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AND BLOODY CROWS HORRIBLE THINGS
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horrible alien invasive species of mammal, should be eradicated forthwith: THE CATS.

NB swallows need to eat their own body weight, daily, of various insect including mosquitoes and midges. That a lotta bugs that won't be eating you!
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just you wait until your fellow nordie reads that. You are in sooooo much trouble now.
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