My unofficial benchmark date for arrival of the swallows of the 15th of May was only off by a few hours this year. Saw the first pairs of swallows yesterday in the high winds that were forcing us into a red flag alert as far as starting outside fires.
No signs of nesting yet but two days ago I heard the first Robin fledglings so they have produced the next generation in less than two weeks.
6/2/14 I had seen two of my 24 unit swallow condo being entered and had hopes that they were nesting. Apparently they were just stealing hay. At least 50 actives nests are buzzing with activity in the banks but there is no interest in the manufactured nests.