As per my last report on Swallows. This is just an update on the Swallows nest on Mendip (925 ft above sea level South west England) that I have been following as a part of World on The Move. The young have hatched for attempt number 4, Only 2 of the original 5 eggs have hatched and been reared to one week of age. The weather today has been much milder, and the 2 adults have been joined by additional adult Swallows in the surrounding fields. My hope is that the weather continues to improve then these 2 young will fledge successfully and one time before the Swallows head back to Africa.
Interestingly the surrounding fields each morning have been filing with Wheaters, clearly they are already on the move south.