Tag Archives: swallows

Dolphins at Berry Head

The highlight of every visit we make as a family to Devon is a morning on Berry Head, looking out to sea for dolphins. Berry Head is a National Nature Reserve in South Devon. A short walk from the carpark … Continue reading

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Swallows are back

A couple of days ago the sound of twittering and warbling reappeared over the garden. The Swallows have returned. The bird above is possibly an older male, who are the first to return to a nesting site. The females can … Continue reading

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Appleton Wildlife Diary is 5 years old today

When I started Appleton Wildlife Diary 5 years ago I never imagined that I would still be writing it 5 years later. Over the past 5 years I have had some amazing wildlife encounters, met some inspirational people and been … Continue reading

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Each summer Swallows arrive and nest in the barn near my garden. Once the young have fledged, the wire that runs over my garden becomes their favourite place to rest. All we can hear through the open windows is their … Continue reading

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