With May upon us keep a look or listen out for the first swifts to arrive in your local area. Particularly low flying parties that scream with joy as they arrive back at their traditional nesting sites. Last year I observed the first ones had arrived back in my road on the 4th May. This year with a low pressure system over the south-west the winds in the south-east are blowing from the continent so we may seen them a day or two earlier.
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