- Jul 6, 2007
Summer is on the way here in the Peoples Republic and we can look forward to the hearing twittering sounds from the swallows soaring above us.
Anyone see them elsewhere before today?
You must live close to Kildare St there are usually unprecedented amounts of insects in that area dont know whyIsn't it amazing how they time their arrival? I was just out in the garden and observed an unprecedented amount of insects this year flying around the place. The swallows won't go hungry!
They've only started arriving in decent numbers over the last 2 weeks but there were several "scouts" in late March ( even though it was still very cold ). Still have not heard Chiffchaff although they are most likely arriving in numbers now. Wheatear would have been arriving from early March and Sand Martin from Mid March.Wow, that is early. I only saw my first one last weekend.
I read an article about these 'early birds' about two weeks ago and it claimed that those very early arrivals were part of a growing number which overwinter in Spain rather than going all the way to Africa. I fear some of them arived before the weather picked up meaning there wouldn't be much insects on the wing for them.Wow, that is early. I only saw my first one last weekend.
haha ... surefire way to get Wizzy going ... mention CorkHmm.. summers on the way in the peoples republic huh (non capitals are deliberate.. ye're not a capital, real or otherwise)....
Ye and those swallows would want to mind the Cats
They are probably house martins...and leave them alone you big game hunter you. I mean considering the great tonnage of it that has descended on all of us whats a little birdsh1t?14th of April 2010 and my first sighting of swallows. 13th of April in '09.
They made too many nests on my house last year. They won't get away with the level of sh1t this year. !