This pair showed up on Thursday this week, and we couldn't be more pleased to see them. Time was, we'd expect to have three or four pairs nesting in the stables, and most welcome. They are, however, struggling these days -- although their tree swallow cousins seem to be doing quite well. The last few years, we've only had a single pair, and this year we were holding our breath in case we had none at all.
We wish for them a fabulous nesting season, and four healthy hatchlings!