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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One shed is wide open to them, made from scaffolding with a corrugated roof on it, any amount of places for them to nest in there.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not one swallow seen yet. Do they know something we don't?
Haven't heard a cuckoo either.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey my swallows are back. They were back 7th April and the cuckoo was 21st April.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard the first cuckoo 22nd April (2 weeks late). STILL no sign of swallows! Makes you wonder T. Perhaps, after last Summer's washout, they decided to go somewhere else, couldn't blame them.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loads of Swallows here.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've been to Ballinrobe racecourse for Mayo Day. Seen loads of them today
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still not a one! Haven't seen any at the coast yet either. I feel really sad. Our Starlings have very noisy chicks and the camera box has a Coal Tit with eggs. So it's getting a bit late for Swallows.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two birds only here instead of the usual hundreds.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw three on Tuesday - just not in our garden. Still haven't seen any at the coast yet either. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey ours was early then this year. We went out last Saturday and we saw quite a few ducking and diving
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still haven't seen one.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is so sweet and dear as a prosperous morn in May?
The dauntless youth of the year, the confident prime of the day,

Especially since THE SWALLOWS ARE BACK! Well one at least. Very Happy One swallow might not make a Summer, but it has made my day! Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought they paired up for life.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen some yesterday at my cousins farmhouse. Still none at my own place.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've obviously found better accommodation.
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