Swallow Chicks In Swallow Nest

Over the past month or so a couple of swallows have been flying in and out of the millhouse. I have been ducking my head as I enter just in case one of the adult swallows is in mid flight!

Swallow's Nest

Swallow's Nest

It took me a while to locate the nest they were making but eventually I saw the nest and then I have been waiting and waiting to see some little beaks peaking over the nest edge.

Yesterday I went into the millhouse and made some bird noises and then saw a couple of beaks appear at the rim of the nest.

Swallow Chick In Nest

Swallow Chick In Nest

I have tried to peer into the nest without disturbing the chicks and the adults feeding the chicks to see how many chicks there are . I think there are at least 3 but could be 4.

3 Swallow Chicks

3 Swallow Chicks

I tried to photograph the nest with the flash off but standing on tip toe doesn’t make for a great photo!

Have you seen a swallow’s nest or chicks?

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