Swallows

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Yesterday, we visited my parents, whose garden backs onto a field, where ponies live.

In the field stands an old lorry trailer, which acts a shelter for them. It’s a bit of an eyesore, really.

I noticed swallows kept flying in and out of here, so went in to investigate.

Can you spot a little head, with pale beak?

I didn’t manage to capture that beak opening for food.

Another little body protruding from the nest. There were several chicks in here, but I was unable to count them, as the nest was high up and almost against the roof.

Oh, heres that little head again. I thought that if I stood still, I might see the parents bring back some food, but they were too clever. I could hear them outside, making angry noises, so I left, happy to enjoy the air display from the garden, instead.

Comments

6 Jun, 2010
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bonkersbon said:

What wonderful use for such a container ultimate re cycling David.You did well to get any sort of shot of chicks have some where I work and they lay flat and quiet when need to go into shed.

Parents line up on phone wires outside till I leave.

6 Jun, 2010
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donna said:

Lovely photos

6 Jun, 2010
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geecee said:

I would have been over the moon to see such a sight, David, it's even brilliant second hand :) So glad you spotted the activity and managed to get the photos. Lovely blog.

6 Jun, 2010
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jane said:

Enjoyed your blog immensly David...well spotted..and what clever parents !

6 Jun, 2010
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jane said:

Oops...I spelt immensely wrong..straight to the bottom of the class ! Lol !

6 Jun, 2010
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janey said:

Great blog David...thanks for showing us these babies....lets hope they grow well and strong before the long journey in the Autumn.........

7 Jun, 2010
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wagger said:

Who cares if it's an eyesore when it's put to good use like this. Thanks for sharing with us, David.

8 Jun, 2010
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david said:

Glad you liked my little encounter with the swallow chicks.

Once they realised I was there, Bb, they wouldn't stick their heads up again, so know what you mean. :-)

Lol, Jane! Blame it on the keyboard (I do). :-)

I agree totally, Wagger. As Bb says, the best kind of recycling/re-use. :-)

The way those parents were continuously bringing food to them, Janey, I'm sure they will very soon be too big for that nest, and strong enough to soar and swoop on their own. ;-)

8 Jun, 2010
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jane said:

Lol...Will do David !!!

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