Friday, 11 April 2014

One swallow makes my day!

I couldn't resist sharing this-
I was driving home in the sunshine this afternoon, looked up and...


saw this little bird perching on the telegraph wire!
It's definitely the first swallow of the year.  Has anybody else seen one yet?
He was all by himself but I'm sure he will soon be joined by others.
 I love their wonderful swooping flight and cheerful chattering.
Summer is on its way, Hooray!

14 comments:

  1. I've seen my first two today! Not lucky enough to photo, though!

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    1. I nearly crashed the car getting off the road to take the photos! Jane xx

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  2. I did a rather dangerous swerve in the car to pull into a lay-by and catch this one- I feel so happy!

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  3. Judging by the weather we've had today he's timed his arrival perfectly; it really feels like spring now.

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  4. Swallows are just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Diane

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  5. Haven't seen one yet but should be any day now. Beautiful birds.

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  6. Hello Jane:

    What a wonderful image. And what promise it suggests!

    Jó hétvégét!

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  7. I don't think I have seen one yet, but in Italy they came back two weeks ago. My sister had been really worried, because the swallows had not come back, then, one morning she phoned:"They're here, they're back!" There are so many over there, you wouldn't believe it!

    What beautiful creatures they are! I like watching them fly and hearing them, as they fly, also above cities and traffic.

    Yes, Jane, Spring is here, but I feel cold, tonight!

    CIAO!

    ANNA

    xx

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  8. I can't believe it ! Even though it's chilly in Yorkshire I'm keeping an eye on the skies for my first.

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  9. so lovely to meet you in real life yesterday!
    xx

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  10. Wow that's wonderful Jane! I haven't seen any swallows or swifts here yet. We often get a number of swifts near us, and I'm so looking forward to their return :)

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  12. A very late reply to everybody- it's now a Happy Easter to you all, sorry for not replying individually- life got even more hectic than usual! Jane xxx

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  13. Sadly no swallows - they are the most uplifting sight I think. I hope 'mine' will be returning soon but the bird count is very down this year.

    I hope that all is well
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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