Swallow Tales – Part 19

Our baby barn swallows have left the nest. It’s always bittersweet for us. Of course we’re thrilled they had a successful nesting and shared it with us. We’re always so pleased to be chosen as hosts. But, we’re sad because we enjoy watching them and miss them when they’re gone. Godspeed little babies!

Sleeping swallows. The other two are behind and underneath these. We don’t know why they sleep this way. Our babies from previous years also spent their nights like this!

Hard to believe that’s a baby on the left, it looks so adult!

The little tufts of hair on both sides of their heads give them away as babies! Aren’t they adorable?

I may have mentioned in a previous post, they spend a lot of time stretching their wings.

More stretching. You may also be interested to know (or maybe not!) they learn at a very early age to put their bums over the edge of the nest and poop in that direction. We have a bit of power washing to do now that they’ve gone.

They also appear to annoy each other from time to time. I suppose with five of them squished in a little nest for almost three weeks they’re bound to get a little sick of each other!

All five babies all in a row, ready to go!

Thanks so much for following along. I’m told Barn Swallows nest twice each season, however we’ve never had more than a single nest each year. Maybe this will be our lucky year and they’ll be back. If they return, you’ll be the first to know! Thanks again!


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One Response to Swallow Tales – Part 19

  1. amy b. says:

    It is amazing how fast they are ready for the world. I’ve seen these at my parents home but I don’t believe we have them here. Not enough barns? 🙂

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