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Birds Of A Feather–Part 2

Okay, I’m hooked. I am having more fun watching the fledgings as they have grown over the past 2 weeks. It’s like they grow an inch an hour. Amazing.

I’ve taken pictures every day from the day the nest was built of mud and whatever, to today when the first birdlet flew from the nest in desperation to get away from my camera.

Below are photos of various stages of their development…enjoy!
(Please understand most were taken through a window because they would hide if I climbed my ladder to get better shots. But you will get the idea about their activities–eating and sleeping.)

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The first born
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Two babies began to beg

Then there were 3   Then there were 3

Four little beaks became visible
In just hours five little beaks became visible
And they hatched out hungry
And they hatched out hungry
Mama and Dad keep busy feeding these new borns
Mama and Dad keep busy feeding these new borns
Just how far will I fall if I can't fly, they are wondering.
Just how far will I fall if I can’t fly, they wonder.
The last picture of the first one to fly away
The last picture of the first one to fly away
The ones left behind marvel at his courage, but remain in the nest.
The ones left behind marvel at his courage, but remain in the nest, for now.

I’m a convert…these swallows can return anytime they want, mess and all.

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19 thoughts on “Birds Of A Feather–Part 2

  1. it’s wonderful watching those baby birds hatch and then eventually go soaring and swooping over the yard, cheeping and laughing and having fun. I’m so glad to know you’re enjoying them.

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