|most of the swallow flock|
|the view from below|
|a very juvenile swallow not long out of the nest|
|wing and tail stretch|
|jackdaw also enjoying the sunshine|
Later in the afternoon, back in Upper Wardington, ravens were calling noisily overhead, two pairs tumbling in the air. Then more - a procession of birds heading towards an arable field below Fox Hill. In the end I counted fifteen ravens, by far the largest gathering I have seen near in the village since they re-colonised our area about a decade ago.
All in all a day of flocks - some nearly ready for departure (our swallows), some just arrived from further north (siskins), and of course the resident ravens being sociable.