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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Swallow Update

Just over a week ago I posted how the swallows were busy building their nest in the stable at the back of the house. That day the nest looked like this.


Within a few days it was like this.


Today I hid in the corner for another peep. It is now lined with hen feathers (no shortage of those!). The swallow popped back while I was there .


She settled back on the nest.



I shall now stay away until there is some sign of some chicks.








5 comments:

  1. How exciting for the parents to be... And then the hardest work starts!

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  2. fabulous captures and so exciting to see her on her lovely nest

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  3. She really has feathered her nest. I had never thought that that was a literal thing until now: isn't that funny?

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    1. You are right, Sian, I had never thought about the literal meaning either!

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  4. Smart bird using another bird's feathers. Hopefully she will raise the full brood.

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