Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Barn Swallows- Round #2

Last week we noticed that our Barn Swallows had quit sitting on their nest and had begun flying back and forth, making food deliveries. We watched and listened but couldn't hear anything. Tonight, however, it became very clear that that every time the parents arrived at the nest a soft "cheep, cheep, cheep" could be heard and little bits of fluff seemed to be poking over the edge of the nest. With the zoom lens on my camera I was able to capture two little beaks open, begging for food. We think there might be three total in this nest, which would match the total from the first flush. Either way, Mom & Dad Barn Swallow have some busy weeks ahead as they fly from dawn to dusk catching insects for their young.

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