Daily Archives: June 24, 2011

Swallows in Ontario

Hi Trish
My last baby swallow left yesterday June 22nd./11 They arrived last week in April/11. I was so happy to see them again.

My last sight was 2008 on Northern Ontario where I used to live. Their little house was tacked onto our house so close I would talk to them and watch their goings on.

We now live in Eastern Ont. ( Ottawa ) since 2009. None last year but in a brand new little house and again tacked close to the patio doors thay arrived in late April and just left yesterday.

What a pleasure it was. There were five babies in all and to watch the parents feed and care for them was delightful. Our neighbors came over to see, it was quite a show.


Ontario!  I think of swallows as only nesting in England which I know is wrong.

How wonderful that people all over the world are interested in swallows.

You’re lucky that you can get so close.  The swallows we’ve had nesting have so many old buildings to choose from we never really know where their nests are.

You must go to the trouble of putting up a swallow nest box. And you’ve reaped the reward by getting so close to them.


I wonder what migratory path they will take.

This was a comment on an article   http://birdtablenews.com/2009/05/migration-of-swallows/


Tomorrow I am going to be trying to sell a poetry booklet called LEST WE FORGET.

I am going to the Armed Forces Day.  This poetry  booklet has been put

together as a way to raise funds for The Royal British Legion.

Wish me luck.

 By raising money for  the RBL this booklet will help our Servicemen

The Royal British Legion have been really helpful

All the poems have been written by Yorkshire people. 

One of them was written by my father.

All of them, in some way or another, are about war.

I know this is nothing to do with birds and bird feeding, but in some ways it has.

If we had lost the Second World War things would have been completely different. 

Every soldier, sailor and airman would risk his life for this country.

They should be looked after if they are injured