We’re back, after a welcome short break in Killin. This morning we were walking here:

an interesting demonstration of what happens when you exclude what my uncle calls the ‘woolly locusts’ (and the deer) from a stretch of hillside for 20-odd years. Those ickle lambs are cute and all, but they don’t half eat…

Anyway, we got home to find some of our swallows were back! They’re late, but we forgive them as long as they hurry up and start hoovering up the midgies. We’d seen a single swallow a few days back, but these ones appear to be ‘ours’ as they were busy checking out their old nesting spots.

And they weren’t the only ones. Lambs aren’t the only things which are cute but have unfortunate eating habits…

5 Responses to Returning…

  1. welshcyclist says:

    I’ve yet to see a swallow in these parts? Weather has been so changeable, there might be plenty of midgies up your way, but while cycling at this time of year I’d expect to be collecting an assortment of flies on my shirt, currently nothing?

  2. disgruntled says:

    they’re all up here…

  3. They are amazing aren’t they. I know, I know I say it every year… but how do they do against such odds.

  4. disgruntled says:

    I’m afraid it’s one of those things where you throw a lot of swallows at the problem …

  5. […] our swallows came back last month – but not that many of them. At the end of last year’s swallow breeding season we must […]

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