Saturday, July 31, 2010

I'm Gonna' Fly Now....



Mother Nature is so amazing! It was just a few weeks ago that we found a little broken shell, and assumed our little swallows had successfully hatched at least one egg. A few days later, we could see five tiny, fuzzy heads reaching up anytime Mom or Dad swallow flew to the nest. Just a few short weeks later, and the nest 'runneth over'! There are baby swallows coming out everywhere! Farmer Man put a little platform by the nest; we were a little worried that the babies had no place to go as they tried to learn to fly. Landing on the ground or the small bench by the front door would have made them easy targets for The Old Cat and Blondie the Cat. This morning, the babies are thinking about it....this afternoon the nest is empty! And tonight, seven swallows have been joyously romping around the skies about the house! They are so beautiful in flight! And rather amusing, too, as the babies are still not very good at landing and have been almost falling off the arbour in the flower bed!

5 comments:

  1. It's amazing; two weeks or so from little fragile fluff ball to soaring bird!

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  2. It is so wonderful to watch the babies in the nests. Great photos.

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  3. Hello,
    It's so lovely. I love very much those bird.

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  4. It was so hard to get a decent close up photo with my little point-and-shoot! They are up in a dark corner, and I must face south to get the picture. You got the idea, anyway, I hope!

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