With a 330′ barn, we have a LOT of spots for the swallows to nest. I really enjoy watching the parents feeding their babies and watching the babies grow and eventually leaving the nest.
The babies are a little ‘alien’ looking…
especially when they open their mouths and start screaming for their meal.
The parents are constantly flying in and out feeding the little ones. I like a lot of things about the swallows, but it is their bug catching abilities that I appreciate the most.
The swallow population is strong here. I counted almost 100 of them lined up on the telephone line the other day, but Fall is in the air and they will be leaving soon. I will look forward to their return next year.
Great photos; I especially like #3!
Thanks Michelle! I had to go into stealth mode to catch the parents feeding the babies. They are very wary!
Our swallows have flown, too, for the year… we saw them briefly yesterday out over the pasture, and our three babies are still alive, so we are very glad. This makes Year Four of Swallow Watching here.
I always enjoy the return of the swallows. Quite a few of them have left now.