Saturday, 12 April 2014
Swallows return from Africa.
I saw my first swallows sitting in a pair on the telephone cables on the Taunton road as we drove back from Saturday morning football. Tired after their long flight and looking resplendent with their distinctive tails. I conversation it turns out that a pair had returned to roost in a friend's horse barn earlier in the week and within a few days I was seeing them on fences and lines quite regularly. They were appearing in Norfolk as we arrived in Norfolk for Adam's party, perhaps making their way across the country having originally arrived in the south and West slightly earlier having flown up from over the continent.