Tilly and I saw our first swallows today! Hooray - that means summer is on its way. They swooped and twirled around each other, up into the air, down and around. They were obviously delighted to be back, after their long sojourn south. With a clear blue sky and sunshine warming our backs, we set off for a lunchtime walk. Everything was fresh and green, young, fluffy and new. Perfick, as Pop Larkin would say!
PS, a day or two later, and today I came across this ENORMOUS family of greylag geese. Mum and Dad with their 13 little ones!