May 072013

This evening I have seen the first few swifts flying over my road in Gravesend – so surely summer must be just around the corner?  Our visitors will soon fill our evenings with their screaming attics for the next 3 months.  Compared with previous years, their arrival date is only a couple of days later […]

May 112012
Swifts are back in Gravesend

As an update to my post last year, the swifts have finally arrived back in my road in Gravesend.   As shown by the charts below, this year they are about one week later than their typical arrival date, however this later date is not unusual. Anyhow, enough of the stats, I just going to enjoy […]

May 062011
Swifts arrive on Polling Day

Thursday 5th May 2011 was polling day, it was a balmy evening with a lovely sunset as a backdrop to stroll down to the local polling station and exercise one’s democratic right. But what made the evening special for me, was the sight and sound of swifts back in our road in Gravesend. For the […]