There's been lots of bird action around our yard as babies are starting to fledge their nests and make their way into the big world. I can't help but wonder how many nests and babies were blown from the trees during the big storm on Saturday. There were some very rare bird sightings in Nova Scotia of birds that were blown from as far away as Florida in that storm!
I captured this baby barn swallow on Monday as he sat on the deck railing with his mouth open saying "FEED ME". It was so sweet to watch.
The parent flew in and dropped a bite to eat into it's mouth.
And the parent is off to find more food.
There were two baby barn swallows waiting for their meal that day. Then they were gone.
I see many of them flying through the air over the fields though, gathering bugs and mosquitoes all day long. I like that.
I know the photo is blurry but there is a Tree Swallow peeking it's head out of the hole in the bird house. I think he might have been taking lessons from the Barn Swallows on how to eat and fly.
Now this is cute! I enjoyed the entertaining antics of the 3 baby Tree Swallows in the Bluebird box.
There is always at least one head peeking out but then there are 2 other heads (and mouths) vying for the attention of the parents bringing in the meals. They are about ready to fledge and I really hope they are all getting fed equally. Sometimes the parent will push it's way into the house and feed them.
Here comes the food!
I bet it's really hot in there on these upper 20 degree Celsius, high humidity days.
Thank you for your comments and concerns for us after Arthur's visit. We are doing well after another power outage on Monday for about 5 hours. There are still about 40,000 customers without power. This is day 5 for them. Talk about living like the 'good old days'! No thanks!!
I'm sorry I haven't been visiting and commenting much lately...not just due to the storm and power issues but, with life being busy in general. The deck construction took a month, then there is the gardens to tend and weed etc. My sister arrives home from BC a week from tonight for a month long visit. Our son's wedding is a month from today and more company will arrive. Plus, our family is dealing with a major illness with my dear brother who is battling cancer. My emotions and faith are being rocked like a tree in a hurricane (no pun intended). However, I'm clinging to "the Rock that is higher than I" and trusting in God for his strength, and for healing for my brother. We will have many family get togethers over the next few weeks then in mid-August, we'll be going to our daughter's to visit and welcome their new baby's arrival (#3). Isn't it amazing how God gives us good along with the bad? I may not get to visit or comment on your blogs for a while but will pop in now and then....and I hope to post once in a while, even just a photo to let you know I'm still here.
Thank you for your understanding and for continuing to follow me. I really enjoy taking photos and sharing them with you and visiting you to see what you've been doing as well. I'll see you soon. I still have to share our new deck with you. (my sis and I will be enjoying it too!)