4 thoughts on “First Swallow of 2017 

  1. That’s wonderful, Alan! The swallows haven’t returned to the homestead just yet, but most every other migrating birds have arrived, I think. First, the geese and ducks flew in. Then, last month, robins and meadowlarks were next to arrive. Followed by the mourning doves and killdeers. And just this week, those darn grackles arrived, too.

    But the swallows don’t show up until the insects are well established. This spring, however, has been a bit too cool for many of the insects and seem to be a bit delayed.


    1. I’m not sure I’m that consistent, but there are a few species that seem, to me at least, to be ones which mark important turning points in my year.

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