10 April 2020

Still no swallows. I get very jittery for them at this time of year. I usually see my first one around now. The earliest I’ve ever seen a swallow at our place was on my birthday (2nd April), but that was only once, many years ago.

Although I haven’t seen any swallows yet, I’ve heard dozens and dozens of them. But they all turned out to be goldfinches impersonating swallows. Why would they do that, the bastards?

By Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Website · Facebook · Twitter · Newsletter · Book

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