SWALLOWS DISAPPEARING FROM NEST

We have 3 new swallows nests this year in our summerhouse, which is normal as in previous years.

But yesterday the swallows have suddenly disappeared.

Is this due to the bad weather? Any eggs laid will not now hatch if they do return. Any views would be welcome.
Peter

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  • I know this weather is bad for garden  birds, so it will be for swallows. When chicks hatch and then the nest gets soaked – that of course means chick deaths.

    I think you are saying that there are only eggs in the nest.

    June should be sunny and warm with insects in the air,but it’s not, so that will be bad for swallows

    http://www.birdsofbritain.co.uk/bird-guide/swallow.asp

    the above link says that in wet weather swallows find it hard to find food. But I suppose we all realise that.

    It could be that they didn’t have enough food for themselves and so did not have enough energy. It would be nice if there were supermarkets for birds wouldn’t it?

  • We used to have so many swallows near the old sheds and flying around all summer.  Now we only have a handful.  What will happen in years to come I don’t know