Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Spring has sprung

photo by Phil Gates
 One swallow does not a summer make – or so the saying goes. But if two swallows do, then we’re in luck as the first two swallows were sighted around the Mountjoy Site on Saturday morning.

The two birds, one male and one female were seen flying around the top of the site. Males can easily be told from females by their much longer tails. These two birds could have spent last winter as far south as Cape Town in South Africa before travelling back to Durham.