Thursday, June 18, 2015

Supper hour in the Park

Geoff and I went to the Park this evening to see if we could locate where the Swan family has relocated, but to no avail.  I have it on good authority that the parents have moved the cygnets upstream, where they will likely have a quieter life while the little ones are growing.  Hopefully they're doing well.

We did find a nice surprise though.  There are at least 8 Barn Swallow nests under the Parkinson Road bridge at the south end of the park, it was like a performance of Cirque du Soleil under there! Here are two adults and 3 chicks tucked away in one of the nests up under the bridge.  Looks like the chicks are squawking for their supper.




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  1. Our barn swallow pair returned in late May, hung around eating bugs and resting, by early June they and most of their nest done, but have taken a break again. We are gone for a week so we are hopeful she will lay her eggs in our absence. Ours usually have tow brooks, so they better get going. - Margy

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    1. Hi Margy! I immediately thought of you when I saw the nests. And I told Geoff about your nest on the cabin. We were delighted with the find and will likely go back to visit them again.

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  2. Demanding little critters - and gorgeous with it.

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    1. They sure were demanding - and noisy with it!

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    1. Thanks! It was such a treat to find them.

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