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 Post subject: i want swallows
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:46 pm 
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i have no trouble making martins feel welcome. but i am missing something with the swallows. i have two structures on my property that (to me) look great for swallows. no luck. is there something obvious i'm missing? i have open water source, no consistent predators, and what looks to me like good nesting areas. i love their voice, their flight, & their insect consumption.
any ideas?
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bj


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:59 pm 
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Hmm...
you could go and catch some and tell them don't leave your property!

Good to me! :wink:

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 Post subject: Swallows
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:04 am 
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My neighbours had swallows and I didn't! So, I looked at the sites the birds were useing and tried to duplicate. They have to have places that will be out of the rain.....cause their houses are mud. I cut, painted to match then installed 1x4 shelves under my porches....up at the ceiling.
The birds came in a few days! Also, even though there is a pond very near by....I kept a wet, muddy spot in the driveway while the nest building was going on. It Worked!!!
Try this and I wish you good luck.
Brenda


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:50 pm 
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thanks brenda;
good advice.
bj


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 9:14 am 
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But now seriously, is it ok catch a bird ( or any other animal for this rate)somewhere else and bring them to your property?

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 9:10 am 
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Seriously? How do you intend on KEEPING it on your property?

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