Swallow Tales – Part 12

In case you missed our great news, the Barn Swallows hatched on Friday (June 8)! We aren’t able to photograph these babies as well as, say, our bluebirds or killdeer, because of the positioning of the nest. But we have a few parent pictures to share! I apologize in advance for the poor quality. I took these myself (there’s problem one!) plus they are through two panes of glass, one of them beveled.

Male barn swallow sitting on the nest

Male barn swallow looking in at the babies. We aren’t yet sure how many there are.

Female barn swallow feeding her babies

Female barn swallow feeding her babies

Female barn swallow

Female barn swallow, with a little bitty baby poking his head up (look behind her left foot!)

Here’s the baby zoomed in. Look behind the female’s left foot. That’s its little fuzzy head and the yellow part is its flat beak.

Female barn swallow giving me the eye.

Warming her babies.

Feeding her babies.

Female barn swallow

Feeding time again! They feed constantly throughout the day. As soon as the female is done the male comes along with another snack while the mom flies off to find more. All day long!

We expect the babies’ little heads to be poking up more and more within the next few days. Not only will we be able to share more pictures, we’ll also take a guess as to how many there are! Thanks for following along!

Unless otherwise noted, all photos courtesy of White Pine Photo. I wouldn’t have a blog if not for my fantastic photographer! Connect with White Pine Photo: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter

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2 Responses to Swallow Tales – Part 12

  1. amy b. says:

    Their nests are amazing. (I just realized we’re both on the Birding Indiana fb page… I’m new to birding đŸ™‚ ) Love your photos!

  2. Where in IN are you, Amy? (I know I should know this from your blog but I don’t!)

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