Hi there,
In southern France the first returning migrant Swallows are winging their way back north now.In Morocco in north Africa returing Alpine Swifts now in thousands plus dozens of Pallid Swifts, House Martins and a dozen returning Swallows now heading north.
In the UK a few January Swallows were quickly dispatched by the cold snap as on the Continent where they have previously overwintered recently in numbers as close as north-western France in Brittany and the Loire estuary.
From sunny Jersey.Many Franks.Bertram.E.B.BREE in the sun in Jersey.