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    Swallows are here!!

    Hi Guys,

    Saw my first swallow last night at 6pm in Winterbourne, BS36.

    Could it be that things will warm up at last.

    Also my lovely 6 pointer was cleaning off the remains of his velvet last night, I left him in peace with his lovely doe.

    D

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    usually make an entrance here between the 8th and 12th
    e.yorks.
    hope your right about it warming up.

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    I saw several whilst roost shooting pigeons on Friday, that was near Rugby.

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    I saw a first recon vanguard, from the Sandmartins that frequent the sand quarry yesterday, this will need the working faces to be angled to make them unusable by them, to avoid later disturbance by quarrying, the older faces that are weathered will then be colonised by them for the summer.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    sand martins arrived on river here during yesterday. Neighbour saw a swallow passing through

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    Saw my first swallows and heard first cuckoo on Sunday morning in Berks - def feels like spring arriving at last!

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    Bumble bees are very busy around the flowering currant bush, which is now in full bloom. Definitely another one of those sounds we love to hear.

    From Swindon's greatest -



    Season cycle moving round and round
    Pushing life up from a cold dead ground
    It's growing green
    It's growing green, well
    Darling don't you ever stop to wonder
    About the clouds about the hail and thunder
    'Bout the baby and its umbilical
    Who's pushing the pedals on the season cycle?
    Summer chased by Autumn
    Autumn chased by Winter
    season cycle go from death to life
    Winter chased by Springtime
    bring a harvest or a man his wife
    Springtime's turning
    it's growing green
    It's growing green, well
    Darling, don't you ever sit and ponder
    darling did you ever think
    About the building of the hills a yonder
    all this life stuff's closely linked
    Where we're going in this verdant spiral
    Who's pushing the pedals on the season cycle?
    Round and round and round and round
    I really get confused on who would make all this
    is there a God in Heaven
    Everybody says join our religion get to Heaven
    I say no thanks why bless my soul
    I'm already there!
    Autumn is Royal
    As Spring is clown
    But to repaint Summer
    They're closing Winter down
    Darling don't you ever stop to wonder
    darling did you ever think
    About the clouds about the hail and thunder
    all this life stuff's closely linked
    About the baby and its umbilical
    Who's pushing the pedals on the season cycle?
    Season cycle
    Darling, don't you ever sit and ponder
    darling did you ever think
    About the building of the hills a yonder
    all this life stuff's closely linked
    Where we're going in the verdant spiral
    Who's pushing the pedals on the season cycle?
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

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    no sightings of swallows or sand martins up here yet, but i have just taken the first cut of grass from my lawns! the Stiga fired up straight away after not being run since late october! it must be time to replant my hanging baskets soon.

    time to crack the shorts and T shirt out???

    Skipp.

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    Saw a single swallow while out stalking last Thursday evening. It was moving pretty purposefully and wasn't hanging around.

    Richard

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    Might be time to check out what's left in the Deet squirty bottle, the garden is thick with tiny winged stuff!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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