Fly Fishing Forums


Go Back   Fly Fishing Forums > General Fly Fishing Forums > General Fly Fishing Discussion
Forums Register Blogs FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 18-04-2011, 02:36 PM
richardw's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: On the banks of the Derbyshire Wye
Posts: 10,520
richardw has a spectacular aura aboutrichardw has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnH View Post
In my 5 fishing trips since mid-March, on a reservoir and 2 small stillwaters across Somerset, Wiltshire and Hamshire, I have not seen one martin or swallow. It's April 18, the weather's been mild, and there have been mainly Southerly airflows across southern England. What's happening ?

I really like seeing these little birds, first because they are a real sign of spring, and second because if they are repeatedly hawking the water surface it's a clue that we'll have some good buzzer fishing.

Anyone seen any swallows or martins in 2011 ? What's going on ?
I saw my first sandmartins this year on March 31 in Bakewell. The swallows and house martins have followed but I haven't seen swifts yet.

richard
__________________
Who resides on the right bank of the Derbyshire Wye and is lulled to sleep each night by the mutterings of the river, dreaming that "When the rivers and their inhabitants come first, we ALL win."
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 18-04-2011, 05:15 PM
canadakid's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 553
canadakid is on a distinguished road
Default

Saw my first swallow on 8th April in Congleton. See plenty since.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 18-04-2011, 05:47 PM
3lbgrayling's Avatar
Member

 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Central Scotland
Posts: 28,070
3lbgrayling has a reputation beyond repute3lbgrayling has a reputation beyond repute3lbgrayling has a reputation beyond repute3lbgrayling has a reputation beyond repute3lbgrayling has a reputation beyond repute3lbgrayling has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Swifts normally come 1st week in May for us.

Jim
__________________
The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 18-04-2011, 06:32 PM
discodazz's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wallsend
Posts: 799
discodazz is on a distinguished road
Default

Was fishing next to a sand bank full of sand martin holes yesterday on the tees. Wasnt sure if there was any in there until a bit of the bank collapsed and they all came flying out, I got quite a shock. None hurt that i could see either.
Loads of swallows up my way too.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 18-04-2011, 07:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 164
peterl is on a distinguished road
Default

Saw house martins on the Test 2 weeks ago.
peter
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 18-04-2011, 08:02 PM
salmoman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,886
salmoman is on a distinguished road
Default

Swallows arrived at their regular nest site on the Lune on the 11th of April.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 18-04-2011, 09:41 PM
SharkeyP's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ribble Valley
Posts: 2,515
SharkeyP is on a distinguished road
Default

Saw my first Swallow today. Have seen quite a few Swifts since the start of April.

Also saw some big Daddy Longlegs too. I think we can say Winter is over!

SharkeyP
__________________
Probing the shallows, measuring the depth,
He catches a morsel he's bound to regret.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 18-04-2011, 09:49 PM
bill1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: In therapy.
Posts: 15,435
bill1 is a glorious beacon of lightbill1 is a glorious beacon of lightbill1 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SharkeyP View Post
. I think we can say Winter is over!

SharkeyP
Wanna bet?

From the Guardian, 12/05/2010

Widespread frost is forecast for much of the country tonight.
The famously bracing seaside resort of Skegness managed an overnight temperature of -1C, snow flakes fluttered down on Tyneside, and with more snow forecast for the Scottish highlands an new bedding plants likely to cringe in a widespread frost across much of the country tonight, it could be another week before the weather warms up to anywhere near the seasonal norm.

__________________
"Take not out your 'ounds on a werry windy day" Surtees.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
















All times are GMT. The time now is 02:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
2006-2017 Fish&Fly Ltd