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First swallow of the summer!

Our first swallow has arrived!    He came yesterday and again today.   Roll on summer!   (Yes, I know the saying, but I can hope, can't I?)   Actually, we are having a pretty good taste of summer already here.



  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149
    No swallows here but the warm sunshine has been very nice.
  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    African or european?

  • Here too in hampshire yesterday. Saw 2 so must be summer.image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,183

    Saw my first one last Thursday - quite a surprise as it swooped over the grass in front of me - and the second one the following day. Two swallows definitely must make a summer!image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 497

    Our first swallow arrived last Friday. We now have a pair roosting by their old nest. They get shut in at night and I have to go out early to let them out.image

  • Northerly winds may have delayed them perhaps. More food available now.
  • OneofsevenOneofseven Posts: 338

    Cairnsie, I had to go online and make sure, because to me it's just a swallow!   According to Wikipedia, it is the barn swallow, correct song, correct colouring and correct tail.   Does that make it the European swallow?


  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    lol i was joking its a monty python joke. Im not sure lol

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Saw our first 'hirondelle' in beautiful down town Alnwick today, already swooping along a dark passageway to it's regular nesting site. Jumpin' Jehosophat , but it's good to see them again !

  • bazabaza Posts: 670

    Saw loads tonight flying over the allotments we are up in durham


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