|Barn Swallows in warmer times|
Not so because as I reached Cilsan Bridge four more passed upriver and then driving through Ffair Fach another six were feeding by the roadside. I hurried on to Llangadog Common and there by the river were hordes of hirundines. I counted about 60 Swallows, 30 Sand Martins and four House Martins. The weather was still miserable so a feeling of Spring was difficult to imagine. I know one Swallow does not make a summer but this lot left me hoping for warmer days.
|The Mute Swan on her isolated nest|
Earlier passing a muddy field with still a small puddle in it near Golden Grove I managed a shot of a Mute Swan building a nest on a tiny area of water. A week or two ago the field was like a small lake but within a week or so it should be bone dry. I fear this nest has little future.