Saturday, June 29, 2013

Violet-green Swallow nestlings

Hatching started on June 22, and today (a week later) the six young Violet-green Swallows cannot get enough to eat no matter how often the parents come in with food.  A few days ago the female would often cover them occasionally for a minute after feeding them, but now there's no time for that.  And the weather is suddenly very warm.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Violet-green Swallow incubating

The female Violet-green Swallow is spending a lot of her time covering her eggs in the nestbox.  On sunny days she takes frequent breaks outdoors, but today is cloudy and "showery."  She seems to be asleep most of the time.