Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mud Swallow Nest in View

Summer, 2016

Swallows that build mud nests -- they might be barn swallows or cliff swallows -- have been building nests every year at most of my neighbors' places. One year I built a shelf to try and lure them here but no luck. Then one day I happened to notice that outside my office window, there was a mud nest right under the roof overhang. I could hardly believe it. Finally! It was a delight to watch the babies in the nest, and then to see the parent "on guard" on the arm of my seed bird feeder right outside my window. I was amazed one day that it didn't fly away one day when I was out there filling up the feeder.

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