The swallows are back for 2017

Yay! The swallows are back! George spotted one over Otter Cottage yesterday evening so now it’s time to bake the annual cake. That’s the first one on the farm for this year though they have been around this part of North Devon for a few days now.

Time to prune back the ivy so they can get into Ian’s workshop where they usually nest.

 

The pic is not this year of course – it’s only been a glimpse so far. These are young ones from a previous year’s nest in the barn. But if you want to play along with ‘spot the swallow’, test your skills on Geoge’s 20 second verification video…
Summer is on its way folks!

Here’s looking back to swallows last year,┬áin 2015 and fledging in 2013.