WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)

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Post by Wendyf » 19 Apr 2013, 19:27

There are two swallows at the farm next door, but no sign of ours yet. We were watching two buzzards soaring high above us this afternoon near Kelbrook Moor, what a magnificent sight.

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Post by Gloria » 20 Apr 2013, 08:01

Apparently we had a swallow around the other day, but I didn't see it. If I remember rightly Wendy you get them before us usually.
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Post by Wendyf » 20 Apr 2013, 20:16

That's right Gloria, our swallows have arrived a week or two before yours for the past couple of years...I wonder if it will be the same this year?

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Post by Moh » 25 Apr 2013, 13:18

Your first was the 25th April last year Wendy.
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Post by Tripps » 25 Apr 2013, 13:36

I saw two swallows last week - but when I got closer, they were pigeons. Time for a new opticians prescription I think. :smile:
In my defence they were swooping around like swallows though.
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Post by Wendyf » 25 Apr 2013, 14:03

I'm waiting anxiously Moh!

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Post by elise » 25 Apr 2013, 14:34

They are about, saw some at Bradley after lunch at The Slaters Arms on Saturday.

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Post by Gloria » 25 Apr 2013, 16:14

Two of ours have arrived and are busy flying in and out of the stables chattering their heads off. They have a lot to say, even to me when one nearly had my head. :laugh5:
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Post by Tripps » 25 Apr 2013, 17:20

Spooky moment this afternoon at the care home. Went outside -lovely day here- and in full view were a pigeon and a swallow.
I had a strong feeling that someone up there has read this board, and thought "I'll show the sill b****r what the difference is". II's not just google that keeping an eye on us all. :smile:
Can't really understand why they don't stay here - why go another 200 miles?
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Post by Wendyf » 26 Apr 2013, 08:06

Come on swallows, where are you?? Leave the warm south (where some folk mistake you for pigeons :surprised: ) and come home to the freezing, wind blasted north!

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Post by Gloria » 26 Apr 2013, 13:52

Wendy,
you should live nearer the sea than Barlick, it's a lot milder here.
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Post by Wendyf » 26 Apr 2013, 16:12

Thanks for the offer Gloria, I'm packing my case now....do you have room for my ponies?

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Post by Gloria » 26 Apr 2013, 16:27

Ha ha Wendy, we could always make room.
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Post by Stanley » 27 Apr 2013, 04:35

But she's miss the view from the backyard.....
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Post by Wendyf » 27 Apr 2013, 20:28

:thumbsup3: One swallow fluttering around in the barn tonight!

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Post by Moh » 28 Apr 2013, 12:32

Two days later than last year - hope more have arrived by now.
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Post by Stanley » 29 Apr 2013, 04:20

I hope they know more than we do and are a harbinger of Spring!
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Post by Gloria » 29 Apr 2013, 10:51

We have just had a jackdaw on the bird table, and there was a pigeon getting really annoyed at it.
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Post by Stanley » 30 Apr 2013, 04:45

We have a colony of Jackdaws in our part of Barlick. Clever birds. One of them used to imitate car alarms and mobile phone ring tones but I haven't heard it for a while..... They are also devils for building nests in chimneys, I once had my flue blocked and we spent three hours extracting three bin bags full of twigs. There's a cowl fitted now! Harold Duxbury once told ne that they had a regular job each year cleaning the flue on the heating system at Gill Church.
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Post by Wendyf » 30 Apr 2013, 06:53

There are a lot of Jackdaws round here, they take just about everything Col puts out on the bird table. I didn't realize how small they were till I saw one next to a crow.
The swallow must have been just passing through...no more activity in the barn.

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Post by Stanley » 30 Apr 2013, 07:05

Check your flues!
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Post by Wendyf » 07 May 2013, 07:37

There are some very noisy swallows in the barn now. I can't decide if it is a couple bickering over the best nest site to choose, or two rivals competing for the best nest.

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Post by Moh » 21 May 2013, 12:56

The swallows arrived at Middleton on April 19th which they say is 2 days earlier than last year. They are collecting mud from the lane where there has been a burst.
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Post by Stanley » 22 May 2013, 04:04

Moh. They are clever at nest building aren't they. I've seen a couple flying about lately in the town.
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Post by Wendyf » 22 May 2013, 07:00

We seem to have three pairs nesting in the barn this year after a late start.

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