Better late than never
TO my delight and pleasure, two swallows came rocketing in on June 9, unnerving the poor wagtail that had a nest nearby (Town Mouse and Letters, June 7). I have a condominium of various birds’ nests on a small brick ledge under the eaves of the house. Last year, the swallows’ nest with four young about to fledge fell off the wall. I left the fledglings alone and, next morning, they were gone.
The new pair of swallows is now preparing a nest in the same place—let’s hope they do a better job this time, as it does seem very late. I wonder what delayed them. Priscilla Corbett, by email