Friday, July 9, 2010

Barn swallows

Habitat Home does not have a barn, but our neighbors do. We were over visiting our farm neighbors this morning and they showed us these wonderful nests that have been built in their barn. The barn swallows will return to the same nest site every year, repairing or rebuilding the nest. They eat mostly flies but they also eat beetles, bees and wasps. All taken on the wing. There were two other nests in the barn. The male and female were quite busy feeding this brood and did not seem to mind having visitors about.

Thanks Tom and Sue for sharing your barn and birds with us.

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