Its worth a visit

Good increase in breeding Swallows on the Windsor Estate

15/06/2018 15:09

5 year ago it was nice to find a pair of Swallows choosing to nest in a connecting passsage at my next door neighbours house.Considering their is a well established farm at the top of our road traditionaly housing around 3 pairs of swallows it seems unusual that Swallows are choosing a fairly old council house estate without farmhouse beams etc to rear their young.

A recent walk around the estate produced 5 pairs of breeding Swallows all busy feeding young.As far as i know only 1 pair have chosen to nest at the local farm and has me wondering if the estate offers a better food supply as the estate birds are certainly not flying very far in search of food whereass the farmland birds appear to be travelling several hundred yards crossing several fields in search of food