Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Swallows Return Tonight

It's one of our favourite times of year.... when the Winter finally seems to be on its way ... the leaves are showing on the trees and hedges.

But the thing that really signals the start of Spring..... the swallows appear again. 

These intrepid travellers, who left for Africa at the end of last September, normally start their return around the middle of April, but this year, helped by some favourable tail winds, the first few have landed a week early.

They were spotted this evening at the stables....checking out their summer accommodation, and we hope it won't be long before all the regular pairs show up again.