The first Bradford Swallow ( a single feeding over Oxenhope village) so far as I know was on Saturday 28th in the evening, RHP.
Part of a email received from a friend from Darwen, Lancs this evening.
Dave, et al,
Swallows moving this morning (30th) - very fine drizzle and low cloud/mist at first light. Kept bobbing out at home during the morning (with v. large umbrella!) and ones and twos still coming.
By midday, the rain had stopped and so watched for a further 4 hours. Ended up with a grand total c120 moving up from S and SE with most heading off WNW. Largest number I`ve ever had so early in the year. Also, Redwings moving last night.