First Swallows April 13, 2014 by Jackson I saw the first swallow yesterday not far from my house but I didn’t manage to get a photo because we were in the car . This one is from summer last year. Our very local swallows don’t appear to have returned yet. Author: Jackson Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.