Wednesday, 13 July 2011

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Our Swallow chicks have now fledged! Four wee cuties, I was at the Glentrool visitor centre on Sunday and was fortunate to see them taking their first flying lessons!

This one (pictured above) started with a short flight from it's nest to a near by silver birch tree where it sat for ages. It was eventually persuaded to give flying another go by mum and dad who came flying passed with chirps of encouragement. It took to the air, did a couple of very small laps outside the centre and landed back in it's cosy nest.

I'm sure they will still be around the centre for a while so look out for them when you're next there.

Just leaves one question........ will the parent swallows try for another brood before they head back to Africa? We will just have to wait and see.


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