hi could anyone tell me when these swallows migrate because i saw three sat sept 19 . All the others which we have been seeing about a mile away seem to have gone. Me and a pal of mine who owns the old farm building where we saw them are just curious as to why these three are still here – bob
I received the above question yesterday
Can anyone give a definite answer? I’ve put my thoughts below
Bob please let us know the date the 3 swallows do migrate.
My reply –
Hi Bob, There is no one date when swallows migrate. It can depend on the weather here – if the weather is wet and the food is short swallows migrate earlier.
Swallows often have more than one brood. These 3 swallows could be from a second brood and they are not fully fledged yet.
Saying that, it is strange why these three have not migrated with the others in the area. I don’t have one correct answer to that. Even if they were young swallows they should still make the journey – just maybe later than others
Keep an eye on them – they should migrate very soon.