TheÂ swallowÂ chicks have finally hatched. There regular visitors to the farm every year having travelled up from a winter spent in southern Africa. It’s great to watch them catching insects on the wing. SkimmingÂ alongÂ just a foot off the ground sometimes before turning and rising in an instant.
Their mud nest is just under the eaves of one of our studio cottages. A little awkward as we’ve had to put up aÂ board to stop all the pooÂ droppingÂ onto the guests patio below. A little red start has also nested just around the corner on the same cottage.