6th April 2017
At one of the older train stations I occasionally travel through on my way to work, the rafters above an area where commuters can wait for their train becomes a home for nesting swallows. As you can imagine, their droppings becomes a bit of an issue. But rather than try to move the swallows out from their homes, the station employees just rearrange the waiting area’s seating and accommodate everyone, human or bird.
Having a house or shop (or station) selected by a swallow as a place to build its nest has traditionally been considered very lucky, and the return of the swallows to their nests after winter is a happy occasion.