Spring is a wonderful time of year. Many of the birds we see in spring and summer have arrived for the season. Trees are a-twitter, the morning sun gets a cheerful greeting, and the world is alive. A pair of tree swallows has nested close by every year since we moved in to the house in 1995. In past years they've checked out the bird condo out front and beaked around the bird box on our back porch. Their call is happy and perks me up. Their colouring is beautiful and glints in the sun. For the past few days the swallow couple has been coming to the box quite frequently. They might move in this year. I hope so and I'd been pleased if they did. I'd love to have them even though it's only for a short while.