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Member # 1659
 - posted May 28, 2014 11:02
The Swallows are back, They were not coming around for a couple of years, now however they have returned. They make mowing difficult because I tend to watch them fly. I tend to not watch where I am going and have to re-mow some areas as I am not over lapping as I get distracted.

They ground is drying out and soon tillage will begin slightly later than normal but it looks like it may turn into a good growing season.

We have plenty of deer around and I think that the does have had their fawns, Bambi's
Ugh, MightyClub
Member # 3112
 - posted May 28, 2014 14:19
Any idea why the swallows went AWOL?
Member # 1659
 - posted May 28, 2014 22:07
None what so ever the absence was about three summers now they are back. I love watching them getting bugs mid flight. I was beginning to think that there was an environmental issue. They sure look healthy now, I wish I could fly like them.
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted May 29, 2014 00:05
Trivia note: last year Clan MacDruid visited Doune Castle, in Scotland (known to Monty Python fan as almost all of the castles in Holy Grail, and as Winterfell to Thronesies).

It's home to a thriving colony of swallows (not sure if they're African, or European), who dart about the castle courtyard startling visitors with their aerobatics.

Oh, and the staff have some coconuts that they happily lend to visitors.
Ugh, MightyClub
Member # 3112
 - posted June 03, 2014 14:38
Has Doune Castle ever burned and/or sank into the swamp?
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted June 04, 2014 07:05
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Has Doune Castle ever burned and/or sank into the swamp?

Dunno about that, but it is the origin of the word Mondegreen
Ugh, MightyClub
Member # 3112
 - posted June 04, 2014 18:33
I spent way too much time on Wikipedia this afternoon, but I feel much more informed in the world of mondegreens and eggcorns now.
Member # 1659
 - posted July 09, 2014 23:30
While I reported earlier this year that the swallows were back. At this time I see very few. Maybe?

National Geographic.

Nah just a coincidence.

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