I love to see them arriving in late March and early April in all their fine Summer plumage. This is a clear symbol that Summer is on the way for me and an exciting time.
At this time of year the colouration is a little less exciting but they're always a joy to watch as they run along and perch on fence posts or atop a tree. It's sad to think they're leaving these shores now for about six months, but they will be back and looking better than ever.
This little guy sat nicely for me in the warm morning sunshine.
In typical pose.