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The swallows are here!

10 minutes ago I was on the old exercise bike again looking out of the same old patio window when first a swallow flew over and then a house martin.

Those southernly winds have brought a few little gems along with them and raized my temperature and spirits.

Its cloudy and raining at the moment but it is a hell of a lot warmer, I really think summer is getting close now Ye Hi!!!


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The swallows - great, the house martins - yuk. They try to build over every window in our house which means we can't open them because of the mess, it's a fortnights battle with them, but we win. They're determined little blighters, and they only like the old part of the house..

Lib x

Ha Ha Ha , sorry lib I just got a picture of you chaseing them around the house shooing them off. I bet they have great fun with you don't they.

Tony :)

Lucky you all i,ve got at the mo are crazy woodies and a barmy barn owl, dont mind the owl it likes sci-fi, oh! and a family of squirrels cheeky little beggrs they are but funny to watch

Wow I am so jealous a barn owl sounds brilliant Just of for a walk on the sea front with Bon ( my daughter)

Sounds a brilliant place to live azaard, your very lucky to have a barmy barn owl. I hav'nt seen one of those for around 10 years.


It,s ok apparently it was all farm land and open pasture, but times change, as for the owl , it realy into sci-fi , it sits on my window sill and actually wayches it, sg1, startrek, dr who, wierd i know, first time it did it, it scared the living daylights out if me, two big saucers staring through the windows!! Heebee-jeebees wasn,t on it, but it never attempts to come in even if the widows are wide open. Still its reassuring in a funny kind of way.

You really should get that on film azaard because it sounds amaizing. I reckon you could be on TV with that one.

Let us know if your on spring watch soon with Bill Oddy, good luck.

They are very arrogrant and fearless of humans (I've done alot of research on the little blighters), they like nesting near humans because they feel safe - not on my plot they're not. The lovely swalows keep their distance. Should be hearing the cuckoo any day now.

I like watching squirrels they are really amusing.

Lib x

No swallows but its a beautiful day and quite warm. I am sitting by the Patio window reading blogs but have just peeled all the vej for dinner

Great news. Not seen one yet and they are so much later this year. We get loads at the allotment each year.

Lynne xx

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