I was at my other home over the weekend, Yorkshire home, not Dublin home - and noticed large numbers of Swifts still flying around.
I was suprised, here in Dublin they usually leave before the House martins and Swallows, but in Yorkshire they're the last to leave.
Other goings on included a Redkite swooping down onto our patio to take some food which had been left out for the farm cats.
Oh and 2 Buzzards and 2 Red kites fighting it out over a dead rabbit in a field next to the house.
and a quite unusual leucistic Rook in Morrison's carpark in Harrogate.