They’re Baaaaaaack

Not the sheep (they’re still in the field looking as though grass wouldn’t melt in their mouths) but the swallows. Or rather, one was back, sitting on the wire yesterday and chattering madly, probably complaining about the fact that it had flown ALL THIS WAY and there was no car for it to poo on. I see, from my meticulous records, that this is four days later than last year, but hopefully they will make up for lost time. Not the pooing, although that seems to come with the territory, but in turning flies and mosquitoes into crap fluffy baby swallows for us to coo at.

Young Swallows

These things are important, when you live in the country

8 Responses to They’re Baaaaaaack

  1. Gareth says:

    Absolutely! These things are important – only the other day I noticed that there was a swallow wheeling about overhead. Yesterday there were two of them, so I’m hopeful that there’ll be a nest around somewhere in the near future.

  2. John Gibson says:

    Today, I saw what I thought was a very large woodpecker in a tree in the place where I work. Do we have big woodpeckers in this country?

  3. Flighty says:

    It’s always to good to see them!

    John the biggest of the three woodpeckers seen here is the ‘Green’ one which is about a foot long.

  4. Helen says:

    Haven’t spotted swallows yet but there have been oystercatchers flying about here for the last couple of days. Still waiting for the bats…

  5. disgruntled says:

    Hearing chiff-chaffs too, though no willow warblers yet

  6. Nick says:

    So, you’ve seen the one that doesn’t make a summer. When you see the second one let me know and I’ll consider casting a clout (if May’s out, of course).

  7. disgruntled says:

    They’ve brought the fine weather with them all right, but how long it will last, I don’t know

  8. Ruaraidh says:

    Nice photo!

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