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Joyfully we are now into the swallow nesting season, and thankfully we have some flying in and out of our barns, skilling, and sheds. Sadly though, there are reports of declining numbers. So totally upsetting to hear from the good and caring Cambridgeshire farmer Robin Page that the Egyptians are catching them in nets. Oh, if only we had the power to prevent this appalling practice. 


  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,320
    Lots of them here  :)
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,845
    I'll worry more when the source isn't the Daily Mail. Frankly we need to get our own house in order before we start casting aspersions elsewhere. So many barns are being converted now and there's never a requirement to compensate the nesting habitat for swallows. And you still see people destroying house martin nests on their houses.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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