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    Swallows

    Not really ArtRage related but we have had a huge hatch - over two or three weeks or so - of what I call crane flies:

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    Their wing span is about 1 to 2 cm.

    And as a result our resident population of about ten welcome swallows:

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    has swollen to almost a hundred. They are dazzlingly gymnastic fliers and at times, particularly around dusk, they swarm around the house hunting, I presume, the crane flies. It’s a spectacular display.

    Brett
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    We call them Crane Flies here too.
    The aerial agility of both swallows and swifts is quite amazing to sit and watch
    Do you have bats too in the evenings, chowing down on the crane flies as well?
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    We do have bats, they are the only indigenous mammal in Aotearoa. I havenít seen any lately!

    Brett
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