House Martin - taken a long time ago!
That other charismatic aerial feeder, the Swift, is also notable by its absence this year. Going back just a few years, we frequently saw screaming parties of these. No longer sadly. There were a few in Wantage town centre this morning but we've seen only one this year over the garden, and that wasn't screaming.
Swift at Farmoor - also taken some time ago
Are others noticing this silence as well in the county, I wonder?
Is this a one off or a sign of things to come as the world gets more and more hostile to our migrant birds?