I’ve just spent a week around Paris and it’s environs , which I have to say was most enjoyable ! However the total lack of migrants was very noticable , during the week I only noted 6 Swallows , 2 singing Blackcaps and a single Black Redstart !

The House Martin nests on Chessys railway station arches remained dormant all week .

Their Spring Fauna however appears to be around 5 weeks in advance of ours , with all trees in full leaf with Horse Chestnut even in full flower !