We have a thriving colony of these guys round the garden-a dozen plus and more down the road, Here is a juvenile and dad-the latter has been knicking someone’s blackcurrants.
Yes, sadly , it’s definitely getting towards THAT time: Swallows and House Marts ( No , not Amazons ) gathering on the wires, excitedly twittering away as if it was all a great adventure , rather than a perilous journey. Hope they make it and come back next year.
Last pic shows young Swallows trying out tree perches with little success!
Well, my ole buddy is back! Never see him in the breeding season ; always wonder if I’m going to see him again , but here we are-got to be eleven at least.Those eyes are ripe orange now-pity he looks so flipping scruffy , but a few weeks should get him back to smart. Anyway , I’ll give up a Blue Tit or two , to be blessed with his presence.