12. May 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: Birds, Seasonal

As I left work today I noticed Swifts swooping around the sky for the first time this year. Perhaps they're scarpering back to Africa to get away from the freezing weather!

Apparently it's common to see them at the start of May and it traditionally heralds the onset of summer. So there's hope yet.

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  1. I recently heard some swifts overhead for the first time this year. Nice to see them in flight with all their acrobatics. Always a sound of summer for me that conjures up images of long, lazy hot July afternoons out in the countryside. Bliss.

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