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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 09:04   #1
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Swallows etc in uk 2020

Has anyone seen any Swallows, Martins yet in the UK? if so can you leave details here, some kids have written to admin asking if we could get information for them.


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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 09:43   #2
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One Sand Martin at Fagl Lane Gravel Pit north of Caergwrle, North East Wales, on the afternoon of 15th March is my only hirundine so far this year.
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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 12:55   #3
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First House Martin of the year for me this morning; Hodbarrow, Cumbria.
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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 13:39   #4
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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 14:46   #5
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had my first swallow in east Norfolk on the 11th
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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 15:11   #6
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Hampshire's 1st Sand Martin was at Titchfield Haven on 6th March. Lately there's been c150-200 individuals hanging around Titchfield Haven area with presumably many more passing through.
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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 18:29   #7
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Sand martins only. 1 clevedon north Somerset 16th mar, 2 portishead north Somerset 19th mar, 130 ham wall RSPB Somerset 20th mar

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The mean date for me in decades of recording in the north of England, (Cheshire & S. Yorkshire) is April 1st.
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Old Sunday 22nd March 2020, 08:20   #9
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If Italy counts I saw my first Swallow yesterday and my first House Martins a couple of weeks ago.
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If Italy counts I saw my first Swallow yesterday and my first House Martins a couple of weeks ago.
It doesn't LOL!

Nor does Bulgaria where I had my first House Martins on the 10th March and Red-rumped Swallow on the 18th!

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Old Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:53   #12
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Depending on the severity of coronavirus restrictions, I might not see any until July or August - there's none breeding close to home, so if restricted there I'd have to wait for post-breeding juvenile dispersal. If I'm allowed to cycle out to local nature reserves, then I'd expect my first Sand Martins in the next week or two, and Barn Swallows soon after. House Martins a bit later, around 15-20 April or thereabouts.
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Old Sunday 22nd March 2020, 14:44   #13
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Plenty of Sand Martins reported over the last few days from the Severn Estuary.
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Having my coffee outside this morning, still nothing ?
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Old Wednesday 1st April 2020, 09:33   #15
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Likewise Steve. Shame, getting Swallow before the end of March is one of those silly little pleasures that have taken on so much more importance this year. I'll have to hold out for getting my first garden Swift before the end of April instead!
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Up to 12 sand martins

Max of 12 sand martins at Marton Mere Blackpool since 26/3.
One swallow over this morning.
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S SE winds, today is the day someone reports some UK sightings.??!!
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Old Sunday 5th April 2020, 10:48   #18
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Yesterday Sand Martin and Swallow Clevedon + 3 gardens for Swallow.

This morning Swallows Weston-super-mare & Clevedon.

Mainly singletons but a two & a three yesterday.

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Old Sunday 5th April 2020, 10:50   #19
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My 1st Swallow of the year this morning.

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1st Swallow today whilst on an 12 hour day shift at work.
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I have just joined the group so thank you for excepting me. The swallows have not arrived at my stables usually arrive sometime around 26th March Norfolk UK, so they are late this year. Hope they arrive soon here. They have been with us as soon has stables were built 14 years ago.
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Welcome to you, be sure to let us know when they eventually pitch up.
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Old Sunday 5th April 2020, 15:55   #23
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First for me yesterday at 09:45 (04/04). Moving south down the sand dunes and at sand dune height. Will have been feeding into the southerly head wind.

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Had my first 2 Sand Martins this year on the 22nd March, Catcott Somerset, both flying high below one of the 4 Red Kites that I saw there that day.
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15 Sand Martins at College Reservoir nr Penryn this am.
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