Swallows comfort each other after losing their mates
Many of us in Ladysmith think of Wimpies as being home to cars and a car wash, but there are many unexpected guests that visit there, including two Swallows.Swallows are a family of birds found all around the world on all continents except Antarctica.These are also a species that migrate.Swallows are mainly summer visitors to the UK. They will start to arrive there from Africa in April.By early June, most Swallows have started breeding and by July, the first brood of young have usually left the nest and flown away.The parents will normally then go on to raise a second brood, sometimes even a third.Read also: Book your pup ASAP from the Ladysmith kennelsAlso read: Pets ideal for any kind of home are up for adoptionThere is an abundance of different Swallows, especially here in South Africa and the rest of the African continent.Swallows mate for life, much like swans.The story of the pair at Wimpies is a sad but also surprisingly happy little tale. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite They lost their mates and found comfort in one another.The two birds have stayed at Wimpies for the last three years and can be seen sitting together on one of the metal beams, being warmed by the sun.Management state that they fly off together and then later return to their spot on the beam.All at Wimpies hope that the two Swallows survive a fourth winter, as they have survived the last three.The gender of the two birds is not known.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!