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Swallow sadness

27 May 2015

I found a swallow nest today which should have been a great record...Swallow nest


...if I hadn't then spotted this bird lying on the floor. I'd like to say it was 'resting' but it was in incredibly poor body condition and had probably died from starvation.  Swallows are aerial hunters and catch insects on the wing but the cold, windy and damp weather conditions of late would have made finding enough food very difficult.

Dead swallow





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