I have loved watching the aerobatics of migrant swifts and swallows throughout the summer months. I spotted the first swallow in early March (usually early April back in England). The swifts arrive a few weeks later and are always the first to leave.
Early October brought some cool and overcast days which were a welcome change from the constant blue of Mediterranean summer skies.
I thought I had seen the last of the swallows having searched in vain, but then a crowd of noisy juveniles spent a day swooping over our house making quite a din! The low pressure weather most likely brought the flying insects closer to the ground and the swallows naturally followed this food source … much to my delight!
I would love to take better shots of birds … but I’m rather impatient and prefer watching the display act out in real time. I did manage this one shot though.
I look forward to next spring to witness their return.