Welcome Swallows are the most prolific and resilient birds I know. A flock of them breed permanently at my farm house, getting through to the eaves.
Everyday, Welcome Swallows sunbake on the roof. Sometimes you can see the blue/black feathers on their backs when they do. At Christmas time, they perch and swing on the fairy lights around our house, near the nests they hatched in.
There are billions of swallows in the world, all looking much the same. This spring they sky-dance two by two.
This tiny bird’s parents were close by, buzzing me to go away.
I never get tired of watching their fly-pasts every morning and just before dark each evening. The adults are sleek sky dancers sweeping across the sky like arrows.