Greater-striped Swallow sketch in my Nature Journal
My swallows are back! 10 Oct 2013 - stealthily and imperceptibly they arrived; was I unconscious?
They were very late this year, usually they arrive the beginning of September, maybe that's why I missed them. But we also had no rain in September, with our first shower happening on the 8th October. This leads me to believe they time their arrival with the rains...
Wonder if they'll be using last year's half-completed nest?
The Greater Striped Swallow (Hirundo cucullata syn. Cecropis cucullata) breeds in Southern Africa, mainly in South Africa, Namibia and southern Zimbabwe. It is migratory, wintering further north in Angola, Tanzania and southern Zaire.