They've arrived...

As we sat after dinner tonight we spotted what we thought must be the first swallows arriving. Then a few more flew over the house, and we could clearly see their very characteristic forked tails, and the final confirmation was when we heard their squabbly call. I don't remember them ever reaching these parts in March before (OK it is the 31st). Today we had an especially strong southerly wind, did that help carry them along quickly?