On Sunday I spent the morning horse riding, where there are plenty of Swallows darting in and out of the stables feeding young. They were quite approachable, and happily sat preening on the beams in the stable roofs whilst I watched. Then when we ride up through the field, they swoop in between the horses in their aerial acrobatic displays. I also saw a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly, amongst the usual host of Wrens, Robins and Goldfinch, and a single House Martin sauntered overhead, the first I've seen there.
I'm Sorrel, a young birder and wildlife artist based in the East Midlands - this is my blog all about my birding and wildlife adventures.