Tuesday 2 July 2013

Swallows in the byre

Swallow fledglings            Photo: Jon Haylett
There are four swallow fledglings peering over the edge of their nest above our heads at milking time. They are creeping closer and closer to the rim, so close that one fell out a few days ago and had to be put back. After a month of twice daily disturbance; clattering goats, tinkling goat bells and rattling milk cans the parents have almost completed their job. Its the perfect site, secure, weatherproof and proved reliable by a wren last year.

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