Thursday 27 May 2021

At Last!

 At last – sunshine and blue skies, after three weeks and more of relentlessly cold, wet and dismal weather.
And at last – the swifts are back in force. Circling overhead this morning, performing their graceful evolutions, were more than a dozen of these amazing birds. I was never so glad to see them – and to hear that joyous scream that is the sound of summer. Phew – they came back, after all.
(This photograph – not mine – seems to have caught a pair of swifts mating, which they do, as they do everything else, in mid-air.)

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