We met a man who had found an injured swallow in the woods.
Swallows are small birds. The swallow has a metallic royal blue back and wings, white belly and a brownish red coloured chin.
They come to the UK in April and stay for the summer. By early September most swallows are getting ready to migrate, some stay till October. The way back to Africa takes about six weeks. Swallows from different parts Europe go to different destinations.