It's been a bank holiday today, which means no work and slightly confusing as it really doesn't seem like a Monday. But a nice extra day off. This morning I biked down to whitlingham country park which is only about 10 minutes from the city, to try and see and hear my first swift of the year.....success! A group of around 30 flew in briefly, screaming and feeding high over the water (there's a large lake), fuelling up on insects after a long migration. An added bonus was my first cuckoo of the year too, yippee!