Monday, April 14, 2014

we're back

The swallows are back. I saw two last Friday (11/4). Usually these early birds fly on, but this year they are already investigating the nest they built last year in our neighbour's porch, and flying around the house (hence photo). I think this is the earliest that I have recorded them returning since 2005. There are some beautiful views now just before the leaves open and the canopy closes in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, we saw them just above Venterdon Farm last Fri, too. There are lots of oil beetles up there. Saw one with a pointed abdomen at Cotehele yesterday.