Swallows arriving to breed

Swallows are arriving to nest in the village; saw my first on Sat 15 March, perched just above a shop, singing - so already claiming territory. Seen at least two more since, swooping over the narrow streets in search of insects. With the weather relatively warm, should be no trouble for them fiding food at present.

A couple of days ago, heard an Emerald Dove singing near the cemetery above Sai Wan; also a "Mandarin" Blackbird at Fa Peng Valley.

I've heard a Pallas's Warbler singing in past three days, but haven't heard Yellow-browed Warbler (both are far scarcer after the proloinged cold spell of Jan/Feb).