Another month in, with rainfall for May totalling 4.2", a lot wetter than 2008, but the total for the year so far is only slightly ahead this year. No rain today, just basking in glorious sunshine, a nice complaint to have! Thinking back to last year, and we were in the middle of a dry spell, with several of the Distilleries having shut production down, due to a lack of water. This year at present, Ardbeg is sorting out a problem on the dam face at the source of their water supply.
Back to birds, and I noticed that the Mute Swans and their 5 cygnets down at Carnain are still all together, with nobody missing as of yet. The House Martins over the last few days have been busy building new nests, as several appear to have fallen down, possibly the mud mix is too sandy and not binding together. Meanwhile the Swallow in the dog kennel/shed is sitting on her clutch of 6 eggs, but the other swallow in the garage does not appear to have laid any eggs at all.