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Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 18 6:06 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Looking them up the Tussilago seems to be the native British one. Haven't seen the Petsites thank goodness as it looks like the sort of thing that would take over. The cowslips are making an appearance in our lawn now.

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 18 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There was one bombing in and out of their nesting site at work today. Fingers crossed.

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11404

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 18 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Give them a chance - the weather had been a bit grim (she says being optimistic)

I'm hoping for swallows soon

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6270
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 18 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

charging around here...not sure if martins or swallows, they didn't stop to be checked!

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 18 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Spotted a couple here.

lowri



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 1238
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 18 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Still no swallows, chiffchaffs or redstarts - but pairs of kites, buzzards and ravens bombing round every morning. Next door (1/4 mile away,) have 2 swallows. I still live in hopes!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 18 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hope yours return soon Lowri. Things are so late this year they might just have decided to stop off somewhere warmer on the way for a short holiday.

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 18 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Definitely some around now. They need to buckle down and get on with it if their chicks are going to have a chance.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 3372
Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 18 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They'll be OK. Swallows have no problem raising two broods in one summer. At least they didn't use to when I lived in a house with Swallows.

Henry

sean
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 18 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

First lot would be fledging by now here in a good year.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 18 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Saw some here last weekend.

lowri



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 1238
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 18 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Opened the door to let the dog out at 7 30 am and a pair of siskins were as surprised as I was! They were aiming for the peanuts. I think they are only the third pair I've seen here in 10 years! Are they that rare, or just well camouflaged?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 18 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Saw some swallows or swifts yesterday, but I couldn't tell which at the distance they were.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8689
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 18 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought the swallows were late this year - then I checked out the date I first saw them last year and it turns out they are a few days earlier this year. I wonder if that early hot spell just made me think things were further on than they really are

lowri



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 1238
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 18 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They've got here! Or at least made a pit stop at 9 pm last night! A pair!
But I haven't seen them so far today.
It's a start! Now for the cuckoo!

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