The swallows return
by A warbler a day
After a couple of brief glimpses of Martins I finally got my first clear view of a Hirundine today as at least 1 swallow was flying around the stables across the road from my flat. Several pairs usually nest there so hopefully this is the first one arriving back for the summer. In other news this week I saw a pair of Blackcaps today on Bury Hill and yesterday my first Orange Tip of the year.