Here in South Cambridgeshire, I've seen my first Swallow (Sunday 5th April) and my first House Martin (today, Thursday 9th April).
Will be on the lookout for the Swifts next!
Anyone else seen any of these birds already this year? If so, where and when?
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
We don't get swallows or housemartins here, though a nearby National Trust property does have swallows.
I doubt I'll get to see them this year, unless this lockdown is lifted, so they'll just be memories.
But, I'm on the lookout, you never know.....
Flickr Peak Rambler
In reply to Mike B:
In reply to Jack Stevens:
Jack Stevens said:Fingers crossed for you, Mike. You never know, you might have a few fly over where you are Stay safe,
They often fly over, but not from local nesting sites.
I've had some cracking close proximity photos of a swallow nest from a local Nat Trust, this is from a couple of years ago, mum feeding the chicks
While dad is monitoring the passing public, many unaware of the activity just above their heads!
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654