It is always a time of anticipation in April watching out for the first sighting. Brian was the first this year. He spotted them flying around when he was preparing the potato field last week. My sister in law was the first to spot a pair actually in the yard on Monday.Spot what you may ask? Swallows! The real sign to us farmers and to many country folk that spring is truly here! There is nothing more delightful than seeing them flying across the sky after their long flight from South Africa. You can read more about this here.
I have spotted them a few times but only just managed to catch them on camera yesterday.
I wasn't going to risk missing them so took one from a distance first!
Then stood a bit nearer.
I think this is a pair. One appears to have a longer tail (the male). We think there are only two so far with hopefully more to follow.