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MartinB's Journal

MartinB's Journal

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Naughty swallows

01 May 2010 13:38:48
Naughty swallows

Naughty swallows

I dread swallows at this time of year as they keep flying into my workshop and getting stuck in some nook or cranny where I have to go to great lengths to get them. I try to keep the door closed but they are quick to see any error in my door closing technique (ie when I forget to close it) this one flew in this morning and dropped between two panes of glass, the inside one being a leaded panel which I had to smash in order to release him. He was only there 10 minutes before i released him to the skies. If you want to see the broken glass then I will show you otherwise I will keep it to myself.


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Myrtle Myrtle 01 May 2010 15:46:35

Ah poor little thing.


Rachel Rachel 01 May 2010 16:53:20

That's bad news. It's bad enough when they fly into the greenhouse.


fran m fran m 01 May 2010 17:22:34

Hope the leaded glass was not to big. Don't know the size of the door, but my dad had the same problem years ago, He used one of those bead hanging things, a little bit of a pain, but worked 100%


Diana Diana 01 May 2010 19:52:00

They are such beautiful birds though arn't they?  Frans Dads idea sounds good.


fraoch fraoch 01 May 2010 19:57:28

Oh dear! There are so many possible problems!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 02 May 2010 00:23:24

Lucky swallow unlucky glass.


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