Tag: Tree swallow

Growing Up

It is hard work to raise a brood of chicks from hatch to fledging. The Tree Swallows at the PVC box near the pond are incredibly dedicated to the task, as shown in this series of photos I took yesterday (6/11/22.) The parents were… Continue Reading “Growing Up”

Begging

These Tree Swallow chicks are getting big enough to be seen in the nest box. What goes in must come out – this image shows the unpleasant duty of removing poop from the nest. When I was filming this pair, the female arrived a… Continue Reading “Begging”

Feeding the Kids

The Tree Swallows in the new PVC nest box on the East side of the pond are busy feeding their chicks. Here are a couple of videos. Turn up the sound if you would like to hear the background sounds of other bird songs.… Continue Reading “Feeding the Kids”

Tree Swallow Video

This post adds video to the post I just uploaded describing the interesting behavior of the Tree Swallows at nest box #22.

Nest Box Status

After several days of rain and dreary weather, I was able to get out in the brilliant sun on April 30 and May 1. May 1 was my birthday, so it was especially nice to experience the tranquillity and vibrancy of Spring. I can’t… Continue Reading “Nest Box Status”

A Week of Images

I’ve been busy with normal stuff, but I’ve also had time to go out around the property to see what’s happening. Yet, I just checked and my last blog post was April 8. That’s almost a week ago. I have beautiful things to share,… Continue Reading “A Week of Images”

Wow!

Yesterday, during a full sun – but pretty chilly day – I observed many Tree Swallows. I was fortunate to captured their amazing flight and relationships on film. These images turned out very interesting, not just because of the incredible subject matter. The nest… Continue Reading “Wow!”

Bluebird!!!!!

Just after the deep freeze event we experienced in February, I began seeing pictures of little families of dead Eastern Bluebirds posted on social media. Apparently, groups of this lovely species, which winters in our area, hold up in nest cavities together, relying upon… Continue Reading “Bluebird!!!!!”

They’ve Arrived

The Tree Swallows have arrived and are checking out options for their summer housing where they will, hopefully, rear at least one – perhaps two – broods of chicks. Last year, a pair successfully fledged a brood from a box located off the north… Continue Reading “They’ve Arrived”