Have the swallows got Covid 19?

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AlaninCarlisle

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Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« on: May 01, 2020, 15:49 »
They're usually well established in our old stables by now. Haven't seen a single one anywhere yet. Anyone else?

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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2020, 16:31 »
Could they be late because we've had a week or more of winds from the North, which won't have helped their migration.
Plus this happened in April...
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/10/high-winds-kill-thousands-of-migrating-birds-in-disaster-over-greece
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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2020, 18:07 »
We don't get swallows, but the swifts haven't arrived here yet.

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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2020, 07:13 »
I checked the hearing yesterday and realised that the local swifts are not here.

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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2020, 20:03 »
Thought about you today Alan, A chap was walking his dog near Stanly Park here in Blackpool and said all of a sudden the place was full of swallows.
Looks like they a tad late coming in.
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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2020, 23:11 »
lots of swifts here,diving over the field which has yet to be ploughed

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2020, 19:32 »
Well the swallows finally returned on Wednesday 13/5. Never known them so late

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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 19:43 »
Hello I've seen 5 above my house but where I work there hasn't been one usually usually there between 19th and 25th of April they nest in the barn,have seen Sand Martin's near my local river bridge   jezza

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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 20:03 »
Loads of swifts swooping above the oil seed rape in the fields behind our house, They may even be swallows but they move too fast for my old eyes ! The starlings nesting in the boxing under the eves have had chicks in there for a good 2 / 3 weeks now noisy little so so's the adult hit a bullseye yesterday right on my head when I was watering the plants !   

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jaydig

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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2020, 08:33 »
Still waiting for our swifts to put in an appearance.

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Re: Have the swallows got Covid 19?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2020, 13:52 »
The swifts are on the Island at the moment so they are on the way to you. :D



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