After an anxious week, the Swifts are here, four of them materialising this evening around the house and across the garden at the tip of a long scream, then settling higher in the sky to feed.
"They've made it again,
Which means the globe's still working..."
They are a week later than last year, when they arrived on 30th April. What brilliant birds!
Meanwhile, earlier today, another delightful annual Winterton ritual was played out as a Red-rumped Swallow passed briskly through heading south.