Saturday, May 16, 2020

Tree swallows looking for a house for Saturday critters

Today I didn’t do my usual nature drive.

There was too much bird activity to enjoy here at home and in Bird Alley and around our yard..For many, many years now we have enjoyed Tree Swallows at this time of year finding our Tree Swallow house and deciding to nest in it for that season. 

During our many days of other than spring weather this year, on one very fiercely windy night our Swallow house blew down off the end of our garage.Earlier this week David had unattached the bird house from the pole and cleaned it out preparing to give it a needed coat of paint.
However a gang of six to eight Tree swallows appeared in our yard today examing our
Chickadee bird house in detail. They signified their interest as they usually do

by going inside the house and positioning themselves on top of the house
or setting on the fence close by, such as these two in the picture above, or by making a few close fly bys to check out the house.

David immediately realized that he should reestablish our regular Swallow house for the visiting Swallows, as we had watched them check out its previous location on the end of our garage.

So our old Swallow house has now been painted and positioned awaiting feathered tenants for this season.
Hopefully we will see a claiming bird sitting on top of the house tomorrow morning. The bird house in the pictures included above are of our Chickadee bird house which hosts a Chickadee family each spring/summer season. 
I am posting today to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found


eileeninmd said...


The Tree Swallows are so pretty with the sunlight shining on their feathers. It is great to have the Swallows and the Chickadee nesting in your boxes. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend! Take care and stay safe!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful to have so many birds in your feeders. We are having quite a few and I wish I had a better way to photograph them. Take care and enjoy your weekend!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Bird houses are lovely way make a positive contribution to the life of birds.

Adam Jones said...

The Tree Swallows are so shiny.

Anu said...

Hello. The Tree Swallows are beautiful. Have a nice Sunday. Stay safe!

Liz Needle said...

How lovely to have the birds nesting in your little bird houses. Must make for hours of fascinating watching. Thanks for sharing.