The swallows are back and nesting in the “cat” barn.
I noticed a couple of swallows had returned around the end of April, but it wasn’t until the last two weeks that I began to notice more of them circling the sky around the yard.
Last year the swallows made a nest in the roof of the millhouse and I even caught a glimpse of the swallow chicks.
The swallows appear to be entering the open window to the barn that I call the cat barn (it’s where I feed my cats!) but although I can hear cheeping, I cannot see the nest.
The swallows flying patterns are amazing to see as they circle round and round the yard and neighbouring fields searching for food. Their movements are so graceful as they seem to glide through the air. At times they will rest on the telephone wires before they are flying off again in their circling movements. I even saw two of the swallows on the ground sipping water this morning – a sight to behold.
It’s great to see all this wildlife so close up. I lead a priviledged life on this farm. I will try to capture the swallows flight patterns on video so that I can share them with you. So watch this space for swallow flight details!!