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    Thumbs up Swallow

    Saw my 1st swallow today,I was in the kitchen making a cuppa,and it flew past the window.

    Jim
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    You in the middle of a heatwave up there Jim? No signs of any of the martins, swifts or swallows here yet. Still to hear my 1st cuckoo.
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Baltic,but plenty of buzzer hatching.Food for the gods.

    Jim
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    Same here Jim .
    Around 6PM , actually heard them before seeing them . Also a Martin swept past just after .
    Looked up and it was the 9th last year also . Cuckoo was the 20th last year so we'll see .
    BTW .. Mid West Wales , and it's been blinking cold here past few days with a strong E'ly.

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    Small number of the resident swallows back at the weekend (6th) down here, but still no house martins.
    Last edited by olive_dabbler; 10-04-2019 at 04:55 AM.
    Iain

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    Saw my first sand martin on 4th April at the club lake, still waiting for swallows and house martins..... and of course swifts.

    What is good news is that for the first time in many years we have a dabchick on the lake.
    “There is no more lovely country than Monmouthshire in early spring. Nowhere do the larks sing quite so passionately, as if somehow inspired by the Welsh themselves. There is a blackbird on every thorn and a cock chaffinch, a twink as they call him there, on every bush...... It moved me profoundly. I had been spared to see another spring, and I thank God for it.”

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    Nothing around here yet but plenty of flies for them when they do appear, the conservatory was full of flies yesterday because I had the doors open, had to put the fly screens up and that's pretty early for me.

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    Same here, first Swallow yesterday around 1pm over the river.

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    Saw the first peacock butterfly I've seen in a long time today! It was sitting sunbathing... and it's 8C!

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    First pair of swallows arrived today & have set-up in last year's nesting site. Happy days!
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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