Tuesday, 4 May 2021

They're Back!

 In keeping with long-standing Nigeness tradition, I must report that today, to my surprise and delight, I saw two swifts flying over my son's garden. The surprise was because it's quite an early sighting, after a dismal April, and it was a very windy and decidedly cool day – which is probably why the swifts were flying low, feeding on insects avoiding the worst of the wind. And delight because, well, they're swifts, and they're here! Summer cannot be far behind.
(The photo isn't mine by the way: I think it's by Patrick Barkham, whose wonderful book The Butterfly Isles I enjoyed rereading recently.)

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