I thought this was an appropriate bird with which to start the New Year of WBW!
So, its a Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena). We have this Swallow with us in SE Australia all year round, and although it is less common in winter, its presence is not the sign of spring it is with other species of Swallows.
I can only image that this species has had a good breeding season as there were 100s if not 1000s of them at the Western Treatment plant. There were also large numbers of Fairy Martins as well, and one has sneaked into one of the pictures.
I know I have been shockingly bad at visiting other blogs of late - this (insert swear word of choice) Covid situation has got inside my head in a bad way, and the numbers here do not make for pleasant reading.
Anyway - I try to get back to some form of normal soon.
In the mean time, please link up and comment, and feel free to share the WBW page with new bloggers who you know, or ones that you think have forgotten about this little community. SM