We wait every year, with fingers crossed, hoping for their safe return. If you sit in the shade by the cottage with a bit of patience, you can watch them flitting back and forth. They have nestlings now, so lots of hungry mouths.
The barn swallows both hatched out within a day of each other, so the two nests are making sure that the barn is a very happening place for swallows these days. The little ones are getting very close to being too big to fit in the nest anymore!
And Momma Robin, having successfully got the first hatch out and flying, has taken up residence in her same nest again, going for Round Two. Or should that be Round Robin Two?