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The first swallows of spring arrive in February ?

The first swallows of spring arrive in February ?

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 6th February and it’s been an unseasonably warm and sunny day and just to add to the odd feeling that maybe just maybe the worst of the winter is behind us – this afternoon flying  around the Duomo were three swallows or swifts  Normally they arrive in Barga much closer to Easter but this […]

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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 […]