Mine came back very early last year - 6th April or thereabouts. I've paid my last week's rent on my stable after 21 years and am having a break from having horses. The one thing is will miss - really miss - are my swallow broods, from the first swooping and chattering on the wing as they arrive back in Spring to when the last fledglings line up on the telegraph wires to fly away. I love it when the yellow beaks shakily emerge after the egg stage. Burt, promise me we can see a picture of your baby swallows later on when they line up outside the nest?