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Thanks to John F-S for these great shots

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Sleepy Chick

‘The sun is out I’m fed and watered, now I just want to sleep’ Another fabulous shot from David G

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This is a not very good photo of what I think must be an egret which flew from the brook when I startled it. Has anyone else seen it?


Fiona H

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Proud Mum

Photos by David G

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Welcome Back Parwich Swallows

Thank you to the ever vigilant JFS who will no doubt also be taking up summer residence at the pond along with the swallows

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Swallows at Alsop

Sent to us last night, first again Anthony C!
Spotted two earlier this evening, hawking above Church and Manor Farms at Alsop en le Dale.
Throughout his long life, my late Father (Tideswell family) looked forward to swallows returning in the Spring following their annual epic journey home from sub-Saharan Africa. As a child, I remember him watching the skies around this time of year and, having spotted the first, announcing with a happy smile: “Swallers are back!”.
Now he is gone, I make a point of whispering on his behalf, (and with the inevitable tear): “welcome back”, to the Swallers.
Anthony C

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