Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tree Swallows Ready to Leave Home


A parent's work is never done while the little ones still live at home. These young baby Tree Swallows are about ready to fledge and every day now, at least one, sometimes two or even three spend much of their waking hours with their heads sticking out of their bird house waiting for food to be delivered to them! I am fortunate to have a grandstand seat to all of the action each year as this Tree Swallow house is in our own garden.

12 comments:

Wren said...

What lovely photos. The top one, with the three faces crowding out of the bird house is my favorite.

Mary said...

I love that first photo! So very, very cute with their little faces all looking out! How fortunate you are indeed to have them right in your own garden! We'll expect more pictures as they grow and leave!

Island Rambles Blog said...

these are the best close ups I have ever seen!!! The top one is amazing....I bet you are happy with these shots...thanks for sharing them!!!

me ann my camera said...

wren:
That one is my favourtie too!

mary:
They are set to leave any day now. It is always at the end of June/first of July when this happens.

island:
I am pleased for I have never gotten a picture of three sticking their heads out before!

Becky and Gary said...

Such a great family. I also have a swallow house right outside our bedroom window, and we're waiting for our gang to leave too.

bobbie said...

That first photo is priceless! Your close up view is so great.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Wow, the first photo is pricesless- one of my favorites that I have seen this year on any blog. Great capture! It is all about timing. :)

Ruth said...

Great pictures! It sure looks as if it is time for the babies to leave. What a lot of work feeding those big teenagers ;-)

April said...

Aww! They're so cute!

NW Nature Nut said...

Oh how fun. You are lucky to have them. I have tried to host swallows for the last few years, but haven't had any luck. I see them around some, but it must be too urban. My chickadee family has fledged, and are active at the suet everyday. The parents are still showing the juv.'s the ropes. Baby birds are so cute!

Raven said...

What a beautiful, intimate series of photos into a bird's world. Lovely. Must be glorious to watch the process.

Mo said...

Aw, I love the little heads peeking out.