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Old Sunday 21st April 2019, 07:43   #1
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Anyone seen Swallows yet ?

Hi I live in Brafferton and ever since we have lived here you could more or less guarantee that on the 19th April you would see the first Swallows around the village but bit disconcerting this year nothing as yet.

Anyone seen any signs of them returning.

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Yes, had a couple last Tuesday heading North and several more yesterday.
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3 over my garden in mid Norfolk yesterday.
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I have seen one Swallow and one what I think was a Sand Martin this week.
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Have had them for a week now in the garden (goyt valley near Buxton)
Still waiting for house martins though which usually arrive before swallows
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Well within an hour of posting the above first house Martin appeared...
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A slow year then by the look will keep an eye on the sky.

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I won't even see a swift for another week here in Nottingham if history repeats.
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Plenty on the coast around here at the moment Bill. Actually had my first one on Feb 15th though. My earliest ever record.

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I had 2 on Dartmoor, Devon yesterday.
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My first of the year seen at a local Garden Centre yesterday. Always uplifting when you see they have returned safely.
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Cheers again nice to see them here and there but still nothing in sunny Brafferton.

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