Sunday, July 10, 2005

Last night I moved the webcam out of the box to catch the morning action outside the Violet-green Swallows' nestbox. At about 5:51 this morning the female delivered breakfast to one of the nestlings waiting at the opening, and about one minute later the youngster abruptly launched out. I then quickly went outside to watch, and saw the other four follow at about 6 minute intervals. They all flew very well except the last one. He hit the neighbors' car and landed on the ground, but in just a few seconds was airborne again. During the next hour I watched their practice flights and landings, and saw the parents feeding them where they perched. I'm missing them already! :-)


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