11 November 2010

update on the swallows

Been a bit lax on the blog these last few weeks ... seems to bee lots going on offline ... we'll do our best to catch up.

In baby-bird related matters, there has been much progress.  After all of their hard work, Mr+Mrs Swallow successfully raised a brood of 5!  (we talked to a few people in the know, and all seemed to think that of the 5, one or two wouldn't make it to bird-hood, so we have been pretty pleased with the outcome.).  The last couple of weeks, the nest has gotten ridiculously crowded - think the parents have had to sleep outside some nights.  This photo shows mum and dad, and one of the babies - the other 4 are all crammed underneath ...

Pretty funny.  Last week there were lots of flying lessons, and family trips to the dam, and it looks like all the kids have now packed up and moved out.

Gluttons for punishment, the adults have been repairing the nest again, and swooping us when we go near, so it looks like another clutch of eggs have been laid.

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