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Dunkirk Primary School

Dunkirk Primary School

Small bird found to fly 10,000Km!

Look out for a small bird this Spring called a swallow. It may have travelled 10,000 Km from South Africa!

Children have discovered how scientists have found out how far Swallows travel. It's the most amazing journey. 10,000 Km from South Africa to the UK AND back again! All this from a little bird that weighs less than a bag of crisps. Scientists have released footage showing how they put a numbered ring on the leg of swallows and that same bird can be caught 10,000 Kilometres away.

We will never look at a swallow in the same way again. Keep a look out this spring when they come to nest. Or take a look at our animation.