Plenty of Swallows back in the York area, adding their effervescent twittering to the chorus of singing birds. Several were sitting on phonewires at Bank Island this morning, enjoying the sunshine. Tonight, icy, Arctic air will pour down from the, ahem, Arctic, and I hope these little guys will cope. It will be a touch milder mid-week before going cold again.
Also this morning, 14 Black-tailed Godwits and 20 Dunlins at North Duffield Carrs.