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The Swallows are here

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Crackle, 2 May 2008.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    First I've seen this year, outside now.

    Oh Crap! Midgies won't be far behind ;)
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Housemartins turned up at ours the other day (and I don't mean the 1980s pop group that spawned Beautiful South and Fatboy Slim!)
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    The midges are here already, no swallows yet, though!
    Only 50 days until midsummer! ;)
     
  4. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Saw the first two on the 23rd April....
     
  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Oh cr@p indeed ;)
    Clouds of insects, cycling through them was a bloomin nightmare last night and tonight...filled your eyes as you cycle along the woods and by the river.
    No fun at all...;)
     
  6. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    Is this a good reason to wear my full face motorbike helmet instead of getting a new biking hat? :biggrin:
     
  7. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    :biggrin: No..probably not...not if you want to keep your friends :biggrin:
    Its a river / woodland thing. Detour next time i want to get to the chippie (6 miles away :angry: :biggrin:)
     
  8. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
    think the polar bears have moved in here :angry:
     
  9. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Saw housemartins for the first time this year on Wednesday night. Not seen any swallows yet but if they've reached ardnamurchan they must've reached here.
     
  10. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    I saw some swallows sitting on a telephone wire last Sunday....a great sight.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    The birds (don't ask me what they are) have arrived out here in the last couple of weeks and the twittering in the mornings is really pleasant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!