No pictures again but just had to mention a few things. The first being the amazing numbers of swallows and swifts we are seeing in the evening. There are hundreds of them. Tonight was like walking through a snow storm but instead of flakes, they were all birds. I haven't seen numbers like this since we first moved here.
Earlier today during a quick dog walk I spotted an American Kestrel We do see Kestrel's here at the estuary occasionally but they are by no means 'common'.
Lastly, the Band-tail Pigeons are back. I thought they were early but on checking back, they are right on time. Oh, one more thing, a small flock of Pine Siskin showed up at the feeders briefly this afternoon....first of those we've seen for a while.