the birds have gone early.

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  1. lady jann

    lady jann Read Only Funster

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    the swallows , house martins sand martins and swifts have gone from our base here on the welsh border , i think its early this year !!!! hope they come back...
    the willow wren chiffchaff and spotted fly catcher are still here .
    the robin who sings all year round is singing his autum song !!.


    would the swallows etc have stayed longer if there is an indian summer coming , do they know something we don t know ???:Smile:

    has anyone else noticed an early migration this year ??:Smile:
     
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    I thought that was a sign , supposedly, of a hard winter coming.

    We were watching the Swifts, swallows and Marting flocking last weekend in the late summer skies.

    Now they've all gone.:Sad:
     
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  3. Pusser

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    Two weeks ago a load of leaves were shed of one of the trees. And now my pond is filled in I rarely get any birds in the garden now. Big error I made. However, I do get a selection of cats that come into my garden to poo so I am not totally devoid of animal life. I am wondering whether to take up shooting and get an air gun. :RollEyes:
     
  4. Jim

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    One of those high power water pistols mid poo would be good for a laugh if nothing else:Smile:
     
  5. Pusser

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    I'm on the case. I will commence operation Pussy and train to become a crack shot. :Cool:
     
  6. chigman

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    swifts last to arrive and first to go back.I saw 4 young swallows in a nest just under two weeks ago.swallows normaly hang around till october before they leave.They have to have a big feed up before the big trip so they have plenty of reserve.

    steve
     
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