Elaine got in touch –
We have a swallow that has not migrated with the rest of it’s family – it sits in our open garage almost all day – only flying out if we go in there – then it calls out when flying –
it’s very very sad as we think he has no-one to follow so doesn’t know what to do – is he doomed to die ? Could we do anything to help
I have never heard of anyone being able to save a swallow that has been left behind. There wouldn’t be any way to feed it. Sorry I haven’t replied before but I am having internet and computer problems At least you have a nesting place for the swallows that return next year Trisha
BUT THERE MAY BE HOPE! This is from Elaine
Thankyou for your reply – someone has told us that swallows are still gathering a few miles from here – if we could catch ours ( very tricky I know ! ) & take it to the mere there is a chance instinct would kick in & it would stay & leave when they do.
This is the last ditch option , obviously.