Great news about the hogs! It’s always lovely when they come back. Sounds like they are making good use of the food you left for them. I haven’t seen any sign of them back here yet, but hopefully will soon. Hopefully more females this year – although, of course, any hog is a good hog!
Talking about birds, I saw a little wren in one of the water bowls the other day, having a good splash around – nice to see. Makes a change from the more frequently seen bathing starlings!