25th April 2015

Swallows are back, and here’s the first I’ve seen this year, at the campsite we were staying at in Lincolnshire. They arrived there this week and were bust feeding on insects caught in flight, and preening and resting after their long journey from Africa. Such beautiful migrants, I’ll let the photo’s of these Hirundines speak for themselves. Conditions: Sunny intervals and showers, welcome after this recent dry spell. Temperature: Max 14- Min 4c.

First Swallows of the year

First Swallows of the year

The long tail streamers are one of the main identifying features of the Swallow

The long tail-streamers are one of the main identifying features of the Swallow

The glossy blue-black feathers and brick-red chin show well in this photo

The glossy blue-black feathers and brick-red chin show well in this photo

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