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Swallows

Observed: 1st April 2010 By: sm8835
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

a pair of swallows soaking up the sunshine

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Laurie Daunt's picture

House Martins

Looking at the tail and the white rump I would say that they were House Martins

Laurie Daunt

j.tweedie's picture

You can't actually see the

You can't actually see the rump in these pictures. I would agree if there was a white rump shown then you could consider House Martin, however, Swallows also have a white undertail-coverts (something they share with House Martins) which is clearly on show here, and if you look at the photos in their largest size you can see red on the faces that would be a positive ID of Swallow.

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Swallows

Jizz and long tail streamers confirm Barn Swallow

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

RoyW's picture

Swallows

I agree - these are Swallows.

jamesrebanks's picture

bad photo but those are swallows...

They have the longer pointed wing ends (thats a technical term us naturalists use) which house martins with their blunt wings don't. No doubt at all.

James