The swallow was trapped in the conservatory today. It flew in through the half door in the kitchen, down the passage and into the conservatory. All the glass confused the poor bird - they have no problem navigating in ordinary buildings. They do it all the time when looking for nesting spots. I opened the door and after a bit of battering it flew out. Poor creature. It was the most glorious blue on its back.
The swallow has had visitors. One the other day, then two. But maybe they weren't compatible, or were arguing over nesting sites. I have my fingers crossed that a husband or wife will be found.