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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon

    saw the first swallow of the year today on the telephone wires near home, anybody else got any sighting

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  • Location: morecambe bay
  • Location: morecambe bay

    saw 1st swallow 8th april over lancaster, 1st house martins on 3rd of april also in same area, and on the 4th april i noted wheatears on morecambe prom.

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  • Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, 96m asl
  • Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, 96m asl

    Yes, I saw some swallows just outside Calne on Saturday :doh:

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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London
    nope not seen or heard any yet. but did see to parakeets (sp) fly into the woods today
    yeah we have a load of them here too, about a dozen or more in the trees this morning, and a woodpecker too. although i cant ever get to see a good view of it :)

    no swallows though :doh:

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  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales

    You're lucky to have such lovely signs of spring. I wouldn't take the parakeets as a sign of warmer weather, though: the little demons have been waking me up long before dawn for weeks and weeks and weeks. They're here all winter now - e.g., they were around v. early in January and it was bizarre hearing their squawks during a funeral in Surrey in early February when they look like such summery creatures, and they were around most of the time anyway.

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    Saw my first martins on the 6th april whilst lure fishing.Strangely woke to falling snow that sunday, but it thawed and the sun came out and felt warm in the sun.Later in the day we had a 45 minute snow/hail shower, once it thawed again i saw martins again on way home.

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    Posted
  • Location: Dawes Heath, Essex
  • Location: Dawes Heath, Essex

    Saw my first Swallow on 2nd April travelling north!! Wonder what it was thinking when it hit that cold northerly :doh:

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Sorry, saw the title of the thread and started to post something entirely different - my appologies, a misunderstanding, don't mind me...... ;)

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  • Location: Atherstone on Stour: 160ft asl
  • Location: Atherstone on Stour: 160ft asl
    Sorry, saw the title of the thread and started to post something entirely different - my appologies, a misunderstanding, don't mind me...... :whistling:

    LOL, me too !! I need to get out more......

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  • Location: consett co durham
  • Location: consett co durham
    Sorry, saw the title of the thread and started to post something entirely different - my appologies, a misunderstanding, don't mind me...... :whistling:

    :crazy::crazy::crazy: lol

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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport

    No swallows or swifts this far North yet, [ Prob wont reach us until around june}

    However, saw my first pair of Goldfinches this morning , {ive not known these to be around here this early [ ive seen them in Lincolnshire especially at the weekend just gone}

    Nigel

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    Hi This is my first post :crazy: and maybe my last as i just like to read but the swallows arrived last week at the yard where we keep our horses just west of Reading. I havent actually seen one yet but I can hear their chattering up in the rafters. I look forward to cleaning their little poops out of the water feeders all summer. :whistling:

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Welcome to postin on nw heroweeny :whistling:

    Of course, I won't expect to see one until July at this rate!

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  • Location: Highgate London & North Cotswolds
  • Location: Highgate London & North Cotswolds

    One swallow doesn't make a summer...

    But a frog can make a long spring ..... :whistling:

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  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
    nope not seen or heard any yet. but did see to parakeets (sp) fly into the woods today

    They'll be expanding southwards from London rather than migrating north for spring. Get used to the idea of a new form or dawn chorus.

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  • Location: urmston
  • Location: urmston
    They'll be expanding southwards from London rather than migrating north for spring. Get used to the idea of a new form or dawn chorus.

    I always see them first at the riding stables my kids go to in South Manchester.I saw 3 last saturday afternoon 12th April.Last year they arrived very early on 29th March.A sure sign of Summer.Something else I have noticed the last couple of years is that Skylarks are making a comeback.They make a lovely constant twittering sound and remind me of my youth.

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  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
    I always see them first at the riding stables my kids go to in South Manchester.I saw 3 last saturday afternoon 12th April.Last year they arrived very early on 29th March.A sure sign of Summer.Something else I have noticed the last couple of years is that Skylarks are making a comeback.They make a lovely constant twittering sound and remind me of my youth.

    Adore skylarks - one of my most memorable mornings ever was mid-morning at Stonehenge just over 5 years ago - because it was pretty cold the skylarks had delayed getting going until then, but when they did go for it they were swooping around among the punters and the stones singing their little heads off - magical! If you've never been sung at by skylarks at about 20 ft (as opposed to the normal 150 ft) you don't know what you've missed!

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  • Location: Hubberton up in the Pennines, 260m
  • Location: Hubberton up in the Pennines, 260m

    I've seen some swallows about last month, also i'm not sure when they're meant to arrive but green finches(the yellowygreen ones) i've seen a few of them about now.

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  • Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, 96m asl
  • Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, 96m asl
    Adore skylarks - one of my most memorable mornings ever was mid-morning at Stonehenge just over 5 years ago - because it was pretty cold the skylarks had delayed getting going until then, but when they did go for it they were swooping around among the punters and the stones singing their little heads off - magical! If you've never been sung at by skylarks at about 20 ft (as opposed to the normal 150 ft) you don't know what you've missed!

    Me too, having always lived here near Stonehenge, I've always enjoyed them in the surrounding countryside, they're everywhere.

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  • Location: Lake District at the foot of Blencathra 610 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow & Ice
  • Location: Lake District at the foot of Blencathra 610 ft asl

    I saw swallows last weekend in the lake district near Keswick

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