I keep a log here each year noting the date I see the first Swallow arriving for the Summer. The last two years have been on the 16th & 17th April, this year we are ahead of schedule with my first sighting today. A glorious Easter Monday with blue skies. A great way to start the day.
This young blackbird snuck into my garage on Saturday past to get away from the heavy rain. It perched on top of the wrong tree 🙂
I had to catch another on in the poly tunnel before it done itself a mischief! Another smashed a pot in the greenhouse!! Found a few plants ripped out of the pots too, but you got to love them all the same 🙂
I compete with my Dad every year to see who can spot the first Swallow of Summer. Yesterday I was visiting him at the farm where I grew up and guess what flew over head? I saw it first though 😀 A nice moment to share.
My display benches have become a playground for some newly hatched birds over the last week. A young blackbird awaits it’s Mum on my pots while two young Robins fight each other for the right to sit on my trees. All very entertaining 🙂 If I could only manage to get the camera out quick enough to capture the little Wren that does a patrol of my trees each day looking for greenfly.