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Swallows - or no swallows - slaughtered in Africa

British and french farmers have been blamed, wrongly for drop in swallow numbers (as well as other birds) - due to loss of habitat.
I've long known about the cruelty of bird trapping in Cyprus and Malta, and knew there also problems in Africa.
Now the truth is being publicised.
Anyone read this - ?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6993621/Where-swallows-gone.html

In your part of France have the swallows arrived ? In usual numbers ?

Any thoughts, anyone ?

Heart breaking to read.....

Chessie

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Been here a little while but not sure of numbers.
Ticking over, just about.
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Have seen a few .. but, as yet, not the numbers we usually see.
Computing - it's another world
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Typical Daily Mail story. It is not a paper for grownups. Africans have been catching and eating swallows for centuries. Migration is inherently dangerous for various reasons, including storms and starvation. Climate change is probably the biggest factor regarding arrival times. Back in February the RSPB was reporting the early arrival of swallows and martins in the UK due to the unusually hot weather. Since then we have some colder north winds which probably delayed some migration. I have seen hundreds of swallows, martins and swifts in the past two weeks in the UK.
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One of the reasons for so many poor souls are trying to cross the Med to reach Europe is that the swallows have been eating them!
Ticking over, just about.
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Plenty of the things circling around our house in Dordogneshire in the evening.

One of the darned things gave a direct hit to my forehead whilst I was sitting on the patio enjoying our evening meal. Luckily not on the plate.

And its nothing to do with karma.


My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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Dont you believe it!😂
Ticking over, just about.
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Your comment is pathetic - just like all your silly snide comments.

Not funny - just sad.


My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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