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.