Migrating swallows, a question

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AlaninCarlisle

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Migrating swallows, a question
« on: September 11, 2017, 21:06 »
For the thirty five years we've lived here we've had swallows nesting in an old stable but something I've never noticed has happened in the last week. All bar one of our resident twenty odd swallows have left for southern climes. The one that remains roosts every night in one of the nests, is totally unfazed when I go in and put the light on and just looks calmly down at me.

I've never seen this type of swallow behaviour before and am wondering if this is a normal phenomenon and if in its own good time it'll follow the rest of its group south?

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Re: Migrating swallows, a question
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 22:22 »
Hopefully it is just nature not putting all her eggs in one basket !
Seeing the Manx Shearwaters rescued here recently it might be better to wait a while !

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Re: Migrating swallows, a question
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 19:24 »
We still have the occasional swallow round here, swooping along the pathways after flies, so there may be a small flock of late travellers to come
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Re: Migrating swallows, a question
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 20:11 »
It's not unknown for the odd straggler to still be around at the start of October but it makes their hazardous journey south even more precarious.



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