Linda at East Newton has seen a House Martin on 5th April at 18:21 hours. Great news. We were also told that Nicholas has seen Sand Martin on the coast, and we have a report of one swallow seen in Monifieth. Despite being just back from several days in Yorkshire, did not see either Swallow or House Martin down there.
The first Swallow of the Spring was reported s at East Newton by Tim on evening of 19/4/2019.
In Abernyte we saw our first Orange Tip butterflies of the Spring in our garden on Easter Sunday, 21/4/2019.
Hedgehogs are also out, we saw one on the road on the Kinnaird brae, by Guardswell when returning from Perth about 10 pm on night of 2nd April 2019 and more recently - end of April - we have spotted some hoggy droppings in the garden. These are narrow and very black so easily recognisable.