Not well pleased with me...

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    For years.. (So I have been told)... this little chappie and about forty of his mates have nested in the old garage and car port...

    Now it`s all rebuilt they have come home to know where to nest.. :cry:

    I feel rotten...

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  2. Cat53

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    Our house martins are back and very welcome. True heralds of summer.....your going to have to offer them an alternative!
     
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    Stunning photo!
    We had swallows nesting in the stables at our last house the year after we had them built; you just need to give them a suitable space & they'll be there with beakfuls of mud, making a right mess, but giving you such pleasure for year after year...
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    We get Swifts nesting in the gable ends every year, can be a bit messy but well worth watching.
    Depending on the construction of your roof Mo they may try nesting under the soffits .
     
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    Dont they bend the roof??? :Eeek: My Hymer would, I know. :(
     
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    Where's the groan Toots :groan: ah got it :RollEyes::wink:
     
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    No sh.t
     
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    Our swallows usually arrive in mid may to coincide with the midge season. I love having them here (the swallows, not the midge's) to watch them hunting on a warm damp summers evening is a real joy to behold.

    Hope your birds find somewhere close to your home Old-Mo, it'd be a shame to lose the ability to see their aerial ballet.
     
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    the raptors need their winged snacks too
     
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    Tell 'em to try your Moho @old-mo it's stood still long enough. :whistle:
    Just sayin.........:imoutahere:
     
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    Swallows come back to stables every year...I always remember one year going into one of the ponies stables to find a baby swallow sat on the ponies back...he had fallen out of the nest...pony was not at all bothered.
     
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    Ours arrive mid-May. If you are here the day they arrive it is fantastic to see their joyful celebrations as they fly around and around the yard, after thousands of miles our old yard must look like paradise to them.
     
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    What's the flag on your mini MH @Jim ?!
     
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    It`s may the foreskin be with you............. or some thing like that.. :doh:
     
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    Thankyou for asking this, fellow NM;):LOL:
     
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    We've warned our house sitter about leaving doors and windows open as they love to check out the inside of the house as well as the outside! Love watching them and the mess just takes a few minutes to sweep up each day.

    Next door discourage them from nesting by hanging CD's and flapping stuff from their windows - not sure how legal that is.
     
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    Rotten sod`s..... Swallows according to my book are in decline... :crying1:
     
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    Are you a mind reader Mo? My thoughts exactly. I choose to live out in the sticks and wildlife watching is one of the greatest innocent pleasures that is available for free. I think they are missing out big time but their loss.......
     
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    I think Mo has already got wildlife nesting in his soffits Larry:eek:
    Brian & Jo
     
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