The third wave of swifts has arrived in full force right now in Berkshire - and are putting on a SUPERB show around our house.
Below are just some of the many images I've taken of these glorious birds, just in the last two or three days.
I'm even getting to know individuals now, by looking at these photos and watching these birds as I take the photos.
I can start to tell the difference between individuals.
One has scruffy pyjama bottoms on and is the most keen to explore the swift opening that I've built in our wall.
One is much neater and comes in from a height strangely (and not very well).
One seems to have a face-full of tiny mites.
One has pretty beaten-up primaries and tail feathers.
One is particularly vocal.
One has a very pale throat.
One has a MUCH darker throat.
I'm thoroughly enjoying this June - perhaps the best June yet (in what, eleven now) for these wonderful, wonderful birds here with us.
Enjoy them while they're here, eh?
For before you know it, the end of July will be here... and the swifts will be off.