Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Home is wherever a Tree Swallow finds it!

Home is where you find it, for a bird it doesn't have to be In a tree. This enterprising Tree Swallow has adapted an old abandoned electrical box attached to a utility pole as a nesting location. I had seen a Tree Swallow at this location last summer so I made a note of it. This spring I have been watching this metal box to see if it would be in use again as a nest location. And, "Yes", yesterday I saw that a Tree Swallow had moved in. It appeared to be rather content and definitely had taken up habitation there. It did not appear disturbed by my presence. I shall continue observing this box until the baby Tree Swallows that will hatch there, fledge. I hope it doesn't get too hot in the metal box when and if we get any summer heat this year.I love knowing of interesting locations to observe while sitting in my car. I wonder if this swallow was part of last summer's brood? or did it just happen that this location was found by chance, or did it find the location again by memory? fascinating! however the location choice was made, Perhaps I'll drive by again today as it is located right beside a road, these pictures were taken from my car.

5 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You sometimes wonder what the birds are thinking when they build a nest....I look to see where the birds are nesting around here too. I hung a bird house and a nest was started, but I guess they found something else they liked better! :-)

*Honest Abe said...

Beautiful discovery. Like your photographs and decided to follow you for a while...

Bill S. said...

Lovely birds, those tree swallows. And they keep the pesty biting bugs down a little.

madcobug said...

That tree swallow has found a good place to make a home out of the weather. It looks so cute with that head sticking out of that hole. Helen

me ann my camera said...

Thank you, Abe, I am honoured to hasve you as a follower. I have admired your fine photos on you blog many times. What has stayed foremost in my mwmory was a wonderful picture you had taken of a Blue Jay in cold weather when you had captured the bird\s breath! An amazing photo capture!
Ann