Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Yesterday - May Day - evening, I was cheered to see my first swifts of the year. One was just a glimpse, from the train as I neared my station, but the second was a proper sighting - a solitary swift circling busily over the houses at the end of my road. Last year's first swift was several days later, though the weather was far more inviting. It seems that even this cold wet April hasn't put off these most welcome of visitors - and, despite appearances, summer is truly on its way.