American Cliff Swallow - 1st winter in the gloom
Then the sun came out:
What a great bird! It really wasn't on my radar for this time of year, especially after such a Siberian-influenced autumn. But hey, this is what makes this game so much fun. And the swallow did what it had to do and showed exceptionally well. Good to see lots of friends and friendly familiar faces, including some of London's finest.
What a year Minsmere are having! hats off to their staff for coping with such a large, rogue crowd in an admirable way.