I've just, within the last five minutes, discovered that there's a pair of swallows building a nest at the bottom of my garden! I am so happy and excited!
They are flying pretty fast around the garden so it's hard to take a picture, but I did manage one:
Hopefully, if they stay, I'll be able to share some more updates in the future. Won't be able to share any picture of any nest though, the zoom on my camera isn't quite up to the task, but I will be able to see them going back and forth. And, again assuming they stay, I may be able to see some babies in the coming weeks or months!
It's all very exciting! We've never had a nest there, they tend to go for the alley between us and our neighbour but last year they didn't. Perhaps this year they're there again, I'm not sure, I'll have to go and look...
Anyway, had to share this news and the picture! I was actually only looking out the window to take a picture of a blackbird which has been singing all morning. While I'm here, here's the picture I took (and a bonus robin!):