Local patch: at 11.19 this morning I was greeted by the first SWALLOW for the year, heading east. Later another one followed.
Today I also discovered that a pair of Starlings (the usual one probably) is nesting in the old horse-chestnut tree in front of the house. Apparently the chicks are already born - the parents are regularly exiting the nest with faeces in their beaks.
Other birds in the area include: 1 singing Coal Tit, flock of Greenfinches, 2 Cormorants flying on the sea, a distant Nuthatch singing and some sparse flocks of COMMON GULLS on the sea. By now the dawn chorus consists mainly of: Blackbirds, Robins (some still around), Great Tits, some Blackcaps and some Chaffinches. Also the nice-coloured male Black Redstart is always around the house.