Summer is Here! Swallows Are Back In Ireland!
Bird spotters across Ireland have this week recorded the first 2015 sightings of our fairweather friend, the swallow. Swallows migrate from Africa to Ireland every summer, and their arrival here signifies the beginning of summer.
People in Ireland have been logging the first swallows of the season at Spring Alive, an international project that tracks the migration of birds. Users register their sightings of birds on an online map - anyone, anywhere can get involved.