SWALLOW’S MIGRATING AT DIFFERENT TIMES

Hello,
To  you all ,  Good to see that people do see the Swallows,

Is it OK if i tell you all ,I have been looking at this Sean , as to see when Swallows ,migrate,

So this is From N,Ireland, Sunday 04 10 2009, time 10 30 AM 

MY PLACE OF WORK

SUNDAY NIGHT 4 October 2009  SWALLOWS STILL AT MY PLACE OF WORK.    THERE WAS NO WIND ON THE SUNDAY NIGHT ,BUT THERE IS AND WAS A GOOD FULL MOON,

MONDAY NIGHT – NOW TO DAY MONDAY 05 10 2009 ,I HAVE BEEN AT MY PLACE OF WORK ALL DAY, AND NOT A SWALLOW IN SIGHT,

MY HOME
THE SWALLOWS WENT AWAY AT MY HOME PLACE ABOUT 3 WEEKS A GO,  IT WOULD TAKE ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO GET FROM MY HOME PLACE TO MY WORK PLACE, AND THAT IS AROUND 10 MILES APART,

SO 10 MILES DOWN THE ROAD NO SWALLOWS, BUT GO 10 MILES UP THE ROAD AND,THERE YOU HAD SOME SWALLOWS, AT THE LATE DATE,ON SUNDAY 04 10 2009,

 3 WEEKS BACK FROM  4. 10. 2009  I HAD THE SWALLOWS ,GONE FROM MY HOME PLACE,

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Number of Nests at my home around twenty five. Work place around Five, hope this is of some Good News for you all,  thank you all for now.   Jim

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Thanks for this information.  Isn’t it strange how ten miles can make such a difference in swallows migrating.  There is such a lot we don’t understand about swallows isn’t there?

Has anyone any ideas about why ten miles has made such a difference?

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3 thoughts on “SWALLOW’S MIGRATING AT DIFFERENT TIMES

  1. Ken Dee

    H i
    Can any tell me approx date for swallows egg laying?
    Reason I ask is we have a new swallow nest in the outside workshop which is locked at night or when we are away,and we are away in early September this year.
    I can start to close up the outer door now to prevent entry if necessary.
    Thank
    Ken D

  2. Trish Post author

    By early September most swallows are getting ready to migrate, but they still use the nests. They leave from September to October.

    As swallows have more than one brood there are young swallows of different ages getting ready to fly. I cannot say if you shut the door that there wuld not be another brood in the nest.

    I think that early September may be too early to shut the entry.
    But you should be able to tell as the sky will be empty of swallows and the nests empty. But I can see you have a problem and you can only do the best you can.

    I have heard of sparrowhawks getting so many swallows so it is great you have some that are successful

    I though I would reply by email as well. I’m having internet problems.

    Best. Trisha from Bird Table news

  3. christine miller

    All but three of my swallows have gone and I’m concerned for the last three that are left. Does anyone think they will leave on their own or perhaps will they stay. There was a swallow in S.England that survived the winter in England last year. I’m North East and on a very exposed cliff top site.

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