April 25, 2017

The swallows arrived in mid March and started building their nests immediately in the barn. After flying a few thousands miles from southern Africa it is an amazing achievement.

The redstarts have returned to their next in the barn wall by our front gate; it is so good seeing they have returned once again. They spend their life singing & hopping around the barn & terraces. The cuckoo is singing away but not in the numbers they were. Many of the migrants are killed by the bird shooters in Malta, which is so sad as they give so much pleasure too many people

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