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Young swallows take their first flying lessons

Young swallows take their first flying lessons

The swallows and swifts in Barga are an annual feast visually and aurally with their coming heralding the arrival of spring and their leaving for the warmer climes of far away Africa, the rather dismal foretelling of the approaching winter.

There has been a particular group of swallows who nest each year under the Volta del Menchi below Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia. Their acrobatic flying through the open arches and walkways in the Volta has been one of the glorious sights of Barga in the summer. Later on in the summer we get to […]

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Young swallows lining up to be fed

Young swallows lining up to be fed

The swallows and swifts in Barga are an annual feast visually and aurally with their coming heralding the arrival of spring and their leaving for the warmer climes of far away Africa, the rather dismal foretelling of the approaching winter.

There has been a particular group of swallows who nest each year under the Volta del Menchi below Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia. Their acrobatic flying through the open arches and walkways in the Volta has been one of the glorious sights of Barga in the summer. Later on in the summer we get to […]

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Swallows take their first flight from the nest

Swallows take their first flight from the nest

The swallows and swifts in Barga are an annual feast visually and aurally with their coming heralding the arrival of spring and their leaving for the warmer climes of far away Africa, the rather dismal foretelling of the approaching winter.

There has been a particular group of swallows who nest each year under the Volta del Menchi below Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia. Their acrobatic flying through the open arches and walkways in the Volta has been one of the glorious sights of Barga in the summer. Later on in the summer we get to […]

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The first swallows of spring arrive in Barga

The first swallows of spring arrive in Barga

The swallows and swifts in Barga are an annual feast visually and aurally with their coming heralding the arrival of spring and their leaving for the warmer climes of far away Africa, the rather dismal foretelling of the approaching winter.

Today is the 2nd  March and it’s 10 degrees outside with a chill wind blowing in off the snow covered mountains around the city. Spring seems like a long way away somehow BUT this afternoon the first swallows arrived in the skies above Barga. Normally they arrive in Barga a good three weeks or a month later, this […]

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Swallows gathering

Swallows gathering

The swallows and swifts in Barga are an annual feast visually and aurally with their coming heralding the arrival of spring and their leaving for the warmer climes of far away Africa, the rather dismal foretelling of the approaching winter.

The seasons keep on moving round. The air in Barga Vecchia now has the faint tinge of wood smoke as one or two wood stoves are fired up for the first time this autumn. Heavier jackets can be seen on the streets – not worn by the visitors it has to be said, as they […]

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The swallows and swifts are back in Barga

The swallows and swifts are back in Barga

The swallows in Barga are an annual feast visually and aurally with their coming heralding the arrival of spring and their leaving for the warmer climes of far away Africa, the rather dismal foretelling of the approaching winter.

The swallows and swifts which come back to Barga each spring after their long winter sojourn in warmer climes are once again in evidence but in reduced numbers this year. Many people have noted that the birds have been seen not just flying low, generally thought to be a sign of impending bad weather, but […]

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The swallows and swifts are telling us something

The swallows and swifts are telling us something

The seasons keep on moving round. The air in Barga Vecchia now has the faint tinge of wood smoke as one or two wood stoves are fired up for the first time this autumn. Heavier jackets can be seen on the streets – not worn by the visitors it has to said, as they are […]

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Swallows almost ready to leave the nest

Swallows almost ready to leave the nest
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Spring, the sound of the swallows

Spring, the sound of the swallows

Not really an earth shattering news article or story on the site but I thought just maybe that people would like to hear the sounds of  Barga Vecchia this week. The spring finally has arrived, flowers are blooming, insects are buzzing and the swallows are back diving around the narrow streets of Barga. It has […]

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The first swallows of spring arrive in Barga

The first swallows of spring arrive in Barga

Today is the 27th March and it’s 6 degrees outside with a chill wind blowing in off the snow covered mountains around the city. Spring seems like a long way away somehow BUT this afternoon the first swallows arrived in the skies above Barga. The phrase here is “one swallow does not a spring make” […]

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Swallows on the ground

Some strange weather conditions over the past few weeks in Barga – unseasonably low temperatures and lots, and we do mean lots, of rain has left not just the Barghigiani a bit baffled and lost but also the bird population has been put to the test. The swallows and swifts which come back to Barga […]

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A good year for the Swallows

A good year for the Swallows

The swallows in Barga are an annual feast visually and aurally with their coming heralding the arrival of spring and their leaving for the warmer climes of far away Africa, the rather dismal foretelling of the approaching winter. There has been a particular group of swallows who nest each year under the Volta del Menchi […]

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