Swift, Swallow or martin?

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  1. neilmac

    neilmac Read Only Funster

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    This little bedraggled fella and his/her mate have been sheltering from a thunderstorm on our balcony this afternoon.

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    What is he? And we're in Spain if that helps :Smile:
     
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    its a swallow:Smile:
     
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    agree - a swallow
     
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    Definately a Swallow and its on its way to Trevabyn Farm barn Goldsithney in Cornwall as I recognise it from last year!:Wink:
     
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    No chance Cornish. It was up in Golspie last week a bit lost but turned back.
     
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    It probably got a cheap sta nav from argos, A?
     
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    It was the first I saw and then a few others. It now means summer has come??
     
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    Golspie is about 50 miles north of Inverness which is in Scotland
     
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    Joking aside it is always great to see them back each and every year.
    Good pictures by the way, well done.
     
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    I always get a lift when they appear. Take my simmet off now!
     
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    :Eeek: Be careful and remember - "Ne'er cast a clout till May be out" :BigGrin:
     
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    Awwwwwww. How cute. Only just seen this thread ... need new contacts.

    Whatever they are ... a rose is a rose by any other name etc... ... they are soooooooo lovely. No wonder they give you a lift when you see them.:BigGrin:
     
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    Ooooops another senior moment for me. :Eek!::Eek!:
     
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    aaaah Keith. alas I know them well.:thumb:
     
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    Well I think they're all delicious.
    Paxo and a few roasties.. Yummy.

    Getting bored with the all-penguin-diet...


    :Smile:
     
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    charming photo of a swallow, havent seen them where I live for a very long time. thanks for the photo xxx
     
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