Swallows return for 2020

Yesterday three swallows were seen flying over Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve after flying hundreds of miles from Africa. A welcome sight and hopefully there will be more to follow and breed ready to return to their winter feeding grounds later this year.

The swallows, martins and saw-wings, or Hirundinidae, are a family of passerine birds found around the world on all continents, including occasionally in Antarctica. Highly adapted to aerial feeding, they have a distinctive appearance. The term Swallow is used colloquially in Europe as a synonym for the barn swallow

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