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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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Thank You Parwich

What a wonderful show on Monday. Thanks to the villagers for being so welcoming. Mary Wilde

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Curlews arrive in Port Meadow

Today if not seen before there was curlews in port meadow, the twitchers won’t know where to go first, or which way to turn.

David S

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A Dramatic Spectacle

Thousands of starlings gathered around the giant horse chestnut in the churchyard this evening,  the beginning  of a dramatic murmuration difficult to capture because their speed of flight. They have been congregating for the last three or four days.

Richard Tresidder

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Spot the Owl, no. 2

Seeing Bob’s photos inspired me to take my camera out today and here’s the result – spot the owl competition no. 2. This one is somewhat easier than number 1!
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