22 July 2008

barn swallows; bigger and bolder

They're painting my building, so each day I fear that I'll come home to find that the painters have "evicted" the hatchlings (which they probably wouldn't survive). But they were still there again today.

It amazes me how much they've grown in just over a week. wikipedia says that barn swallows fledge (I believe that more-or-less means "leave the nest") after about 18-23 days, so they've got another week or two.

3 of the hatchlings

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