On the 1st of May this year, I reported here that one of my favourite birds, the Swifts were back. This compared with my sightings in 2009 of May 6th
Last year I noted that they had disappeared on 21st July.
I knew it was coming but it is still sad nevertheless that I noted they had essentially disappeared on Saturday 31st July, last weekend.
So suppose I should be pleased that they were around for a whole fifteen days longer this year compared to last.
But it doesn't make it any easier when I reallise that it will be another whole nine months before they are back again. :-(