Baby Barn Swallows

Every year we have a nest of barn swallows on our front porch.  The two parents build the nest in early spring, and in a couple of weeks, there are three or four tiny baby birds waiting to be fed.  Luckily for us, they always build the nest where we can see it from the kitchen window.  So we watch the baby birds grow up and eventually fly away.  Then the parents do it all over again.  Every year they raise three nest-fulls of baby birds and we watch all dozen of them grow up and learn to fly.  But they don’t fly far, we can watch them fly around our house and sit on the fence and by the end of summer, we have a large flock of barn swallows to watch.

One of the Parent Barn Swallows and Two Babies Peeking out of the Nest

The Four Baby Barn Swallows lined up in the Nest – they are almost ready to Fly


About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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2 Responses to Baby Barn Swallows

  1. instillari says:

    That’s so cool! I love birds, they are great to watch.

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