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Before I leave the topic of bird nests: Tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) build their nests in open areas or wetlands. Their nests are usually constructed in existing tree cavities (hence their common name). However, tree swallows routinely use artificial nest … Continue reading
We are empty nesters! The last of the four barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) babies in the nest (on which I posted for approximately the last month) on our deck fledged. I miss them already! The chronological events since the last update on … Continue reading
The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) pair finished building their nest on the overhang ledge outside our kitchen window (Lookout CA) several days ago. Now there are four eggs in the nest and the pair is sitting on them. After three days the number of … Continue reading
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Last month I noted that several pairs of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) were checking out the ledge on the overhang of our back deck as possible nesting sites. The swallows were hovering around the potential spots and then landing to sit and get the … Continue reading