Light Swallows

The window next to the front door provided an observation post in June.

Another observer watched from the gutters.

All monitored the nest made of a thousand mouthfuls of mud, carefully built above the front door light.

Four barn swallow chicks swiftly grew, leaving their crowded nest by early July. Laura called them the light swallows.

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Wife, mother of 2, worker bee - striving to balance roles and continually learn
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9 Responses to Light Swallows

  1. Deb Denis says:

    I am so glad you’re blogging again.

  2. dogear6 says:

    I love the look on Laura’s face!

  3. Barbara @ Just Another Manic Mommy says:

    The birds are nice to look at but the picture of Laura (and specifically her expression) stole the show!!!

  4. Momma G says:

    Did you get up on a step ladder to take the picture of the baby birds? What a great teaching tool! Aren’t you glad Jung agreed to leave the nest until after the hatching? How is Laura going to handle nest removal?

    • Beth says:

      Yes, I pulled out a step ladder to take the picture. The nest was too high for us to see inside. We caught glimpses of only two chicks’ beaks above the rim of the nest, so I was surprised when I saw four babies crammed into the nest. Laura is a strong supporter of the nest removal. She didn’t like how the parents dive bombed her when she was playing near the front door.

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