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Delightful, not sure if swallows or swifts, look large and almost ready to fly. If you have a moment,stand still as the parents come and go and listen to the complex twittering. Quite musical.

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I think they are House Martins. The nest is a glued on heap of weed and stuff whereas the swift (short forked tail and screamers) and the swallow ( long forked tail, skimmers for insects in wet weather and high fliers in dry) nest in hollows in a wall or similar.
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It will not be easy to get a picture of them they do not hang about.
If it helps they are very vocal.
Good flyers.
Make a lot of noise.
Poop on the cars.
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mysty wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:28 pm
It will not be easy to get a picture of them they do not hang about.
If it helps they are very vocal.
Good flyers.
Make a lot of noise.
Poop on the cars.
Seagulls, in that case.
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:49 pm
mysty wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:28 pm
It will not be easy to get a picture of them they do not hang about.
If it helps they are very vocal.
Good flyers.
Make a lot of noise.
Poop on the cars.
Seagulls, in that case.
Leave a bag of chips out to make sure.

Swallows, I think: https://www.green-feathers.co.uk/blogs/ ... low-martin

If you scroll halfway down the page, you can see that yours have the same reddish throats/breasts and the white line of the beak.
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My martins did not turn up this year Which was a point of sadness. I loved their behaviour and noise.

By the way, mysty, what happened to that young baby owl you found?

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Yes, I’m sure that they are house martins, lovely birds, love watching them fly and wheel around in the evenings.

Mysty, you’re lucky having them and baby owls.

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Are they indoors or under eaves? Swallows like being inside whereas house martins prefer to be against the wall, sheltered by the eaves.
If mum and dad have really long tails and red throats they're swallows.

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Stompie wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:26 am
Are they indoors or under eaves? Swallows like being inside whereas house martins prefer to be against the wall, sheltered by the eaves.
If mum and dad have really long tails and red throats they're swallows.
Inside an outhouse. This picture might help.
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