Spring and summer visitors
Swallows have already been seen on the coast and they're making their way inland
Last year, the first swallows were seen at Parke on 5 April, so their return is eagerly anticipated.
Three pairs nested around the house and workshops.Their nests were left intact as they quite often re-use them each year, simply relining them with fresh feathers. They usually have three broods of chicks a year, laying between three and six eggs each time.
Swallows spend most of their time flying, so you stand a good chance of spotting these distinctive dark blue and white birds while you're out and about.