Swallow Tales – Part 8

Our Barn Swallows began incubating on Friday, May 25, and we’re estimating a hatch date somewhere between June 7 and June 9 if all goes as planned.

Since incubation is usually a fairly boring time (how many pictures of a bird sitting on eggs can you see without saying “ho hum”?) we thought you might enjoy some pictures from previous years’ nestings.

Just old enough to start peeking over the top of the nest

Mom with her babies. Or perhaps Dad. They both feed and tend to their young.

Feeding the babies

“WOW! A dragonfly! I must be her favorite!”

We weren’t really sure how this baby was going to get it down but it did! The others look miffed don’t they?

We’ll be back in a few days with another update (and more pictures of course!) Hope you’ll join us!


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2 Responses to Swallow Tales – Part 8

  1. sonofwalt says:

    My father has barn swallows nesting in his barn, but it’s so dark there, I doubt we could get photographs half as good as these. Beautiful shots. And that’s some dragonfly work!

  2. Thank you! I think they’re very cool to watch whether you can get pictures of them or not. Good luck to your dad’s nesters!

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