The Gathering!

The Gathering!

Posted by Hazel, With 5 Comments,

Bright and sunny morning

Sunshine and blue skies.!  Such a welcome change from all the rain of recent weeks.  What a joy to awaken at first light to the sound of our local Song Thrush singing loudly from the Hawthorn outside the window. Daffs are coming up and Snowdrops are already everywhere. Despite what I always say about Spring not arriving until 1 March, I have to admit that Spring is certainly in the air.

The Great Gathering Of Irish-Born Swallows

As I write, I know that over 10,000km away, right down in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring is also in the air.  Down in South Africa, the Great Gathering of  Irish-Born Swallows is taking place...the changing seasons are stirring our birds into making preparations to undertake their wonderful migrations north.  Let's hope they have great weather there with plenty of insects to keep their fuel tanks topped up.


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