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The Departure of the Swallows

Nature volume 54, page 595 | Download Citation



LORD HOBHOUSE'S observations with regard to the “swallows,” would lead one to suppose that all the birds would have gone away south before now; but yesterday I saw two swallows and three martins hard at work flying about. This may not be very late for the martin, but surely it is quite an unusual date for the swallow, though White of Selborne records having seen them as late as November 3, but does not say anything about the martin. He adds to his record, “None [swallows] have been observed at Selborne since October 11.”

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