While we were putting this year’s hay in the barn, we found a little treasure.
A barn swallow nest.
and look…there was an egg tucked away inside.
I love the variety of feathers in this nest.
I hate removing the nests because I LOVE the swallows, but this one was going to be smashed by the hay and it was just too pretty. It seemed to be abandoned, so it was a little easier.
I know a lot of people think these birds are pests – but they are one of my favorites.
The babies are an ‘ugly’ cute 🙂
The parents stay busy feeding the babies lots of bugs! One of the reasons I like them so much.
In addition to barn swallows, we also have a healthy population of tree swallows. They build their nests in these bird houses on our front porch.
Can you see the baby peeking out? There are 3 in there and they are almost ready to fledge (fly away from the nest).
I feel very fortunate that our property has so many little treasures to share with us.