• Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

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Blackbridge pill, Swallow reflections…

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Just three Med Gulls this morning -I was hoping for more – 31 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper calling & a juv Knot was good to see. About 15 years ago a pair of Swallows tried unsuccessfully to breed in our garage, worried about the mess on her car my wife kept the door shut. However this year the door was left open & the old nest was reoccupied & as far as I could see there were five chicks succesfully fledged over two broods.We shut them in at night & opened the door in the morning which seemed to work well for them, this morning there was just one bird up in the rafters so I`m guessing “he`s” been left behind. My wife was quite fond of them providing they didn`t zoom to close to her & the mess was (is?) minimal Hope to see them return next year. Just how beautiful they are shows in photo I took of an adult on the roof of Lockley lodge last May.