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swallows have arrived

seen first swallows today thought i seen one yesterday but could not be sure but confirmed this afternoon seen 5 or 6 around the shed

pagangardener
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Great what part of the country did you see them in.

paddycrawford
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

That's very early. What neck of the woods ?
Last year they were very early (around the 9th of April because they had a wind from the Sahara behind them) but the last week in March is hard to believe.
BUT, I did hear they were seen of England last week.

Old Warwick
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

That is early i have never had them here in March.
Earliest we had was 2002 when they arrived 3rd April.
The Swallows arrived on 9th April Last year.
This was earlier than 2013 as they arrived 26th April & in 2012 they arrived 12th April.
Always interesting to hear when they arrive though in different parts of the country.

Flock Master
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

I live in north cork last year it was the 7th of april the earliest i can recall here was around 29th or 30th of march in 95 so perhaps we will get a scorching summer again

pagangardener
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Yea be great to get a summer like that again I think 2006 was nearly as good or the same.

paddycrawford
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

well its good that there back thank god

FERRET
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Ye know the auld saying,1 SWALLOW DOES,NT MAKE A SUMMER

rebelman
Friday, March 27th, 2015

well i dont know what part of the country your in but we,ve seen none yet and its very early to have seen them ,,,,, maybe it was bats you saw

FERRET
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Todays the 2nd and last year they were seen around here on the 4th. I didn't see any 'till the 7th.
But, last year ,if you remember, there was a warm wind blowing up from the Sahara which the Swallows had behind them.
So it will be interesting to see when we see them first this year.

Old Warwick
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

None here yet and I'd say it will be at least two or three weeks before I'll see any.

paddycrawford
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

first one sighted this morning , we are about ten miles inland from Kilmore Quay . I think we are about a week ahead of last year , probably the 15th .

murt from wexford
Thursday, April 9th, 2015

i saw one here yesterday in north meath few more this morning

stephen jerrard
Thursday, April 9th, 2015

None here yet:(

paddycrawford
Thursday, April 9th, 2015

have set here for a week already and bats

Virginia's fowl
Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Seen my first of the year here too. Funny enough it was on the same farm I seen my first last year too.
When I told the farmer he opened the door on one of his sheds and told me that the door would be left open now 'till breeding was over.
Seen my first Small Torstiseshell's today too.

Old Warwick
Thursday, April 9th, 2015

yea seen tortishell and a giant white on tuesday too early tho

Virginia's fowl
Thursday, April 9th, 2015

First swallow today, just West of Boyle :)

SteveMeenmore
Thursday, April 9th, 2015

I seen my first one today in Vicarstown Co Laois.

paddycrawford
Friday, April 10th, 2015

Yep there in ballymena

martib
Friday, April 10th, 2015

spotted here today County Clare.

cochin
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Whatever about swallows, I've just been visited by a hoopoe. Amazing

Matt K
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

That's amazing Matt K where in the country are you? definitely one of my most favourite birds.

Anne.W
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

No swallows here yet but i did see a Wasp today !

nama-man
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Saw some swallows flying over my garden today. Mid West Clare. Hey Mat K what is a hoopoe? ?

K's Chicks.
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

It's like a mix between a bee eater and a kingfisher. Orange body, barred black and white wings, a prominent orange crest that is erect every so often, long black beak and a small delicate bird, the size of a collared dove.

Matt K
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

well at last ,, i seen 4 swallows yesterday 11th april

FERRET
Sunday, April 12th, 2015

seen 4 in roscommon town yesterday at the bank of ire, great to see them back

FERRET
Sunday, April 12th, 2015

What county Matt, isn't the Hoopoe just a rare migrant on these shores ?

Old Warwick
Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Seen my first two swallows this evening.☺

paddycrawford
Monday, April 17th, 2017

Saw a whole flock of them last Saturday in Boyle, all around the river catching midges.

Anne.W
Monday, April 17th, 2017

Saw my first one 10 days ago in rosslare,none to be seen here yet.

nama-man
Monday, April 17th, 2017

saw first ones here in cavan on 25 march . have seen them here as early as the 10 in past . so prity normal and always gone by 10 off october .

gerards
Monday, April 17th, 2017

saw my first couple last week
gorey co wexford area

pearl
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Seen my first two of the year this morning.

paddycrawford
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

No sighting in Dingle yet but i expect them anytime from now on.

Flock Master
Friday, April 13th, 2018

Just saw my first one this evening,taken up residence in the coalshed,perched on the rope I put up for them.
How the hell they got here in that wind I,ll never know,amazing creatures.

nama-man
Monday, April 16th, 2018


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