Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tree Swallows in birdhouse on deck - Part 2

We arrived home from vacation just in time to witness the
Tree Swallows as they were learning to fly.
Or not.
Two still in the birdhouse, that seem to not want to leave the comfort of home.

The one in the background is one of the babies that has come out.

The juvenile is gray brown instead of the glossy greenish blue of the adult.

In the last photo you can see the baby is not too happy about not being fed,

but they are trying to get the 2 still in the birdhouse to fly.

Vacation was not much of a photography vacation.
We had a great time with the family, didn't think much about photography.
Click here to see the first post about these Tree Swallows on my deck.
Notice the split in the birdhouse, you can see why we never thought the birds would use it.
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George said...

Great pictures, Leedra. I imagine the other two juveniles will be flying before much longer.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Welcome Home!!! I missed you so much... Lots of our'blog friends' have been gone. SO--it's been a slow week.

Glad you got home in time to see the Swallows fledge... I know with my bluebirds, Mama and Daddy quit feeding them when they think it's time to leave the nest.

Cute pictures!!!!

Glad you had fun with family... I'm sure that Mason had a GREAT time.. Have you been to see the new baby yet since getting home???


Dorothy said...

Hi Leedra,
Glad you are back! The Swallows we have want to build nests of mud and sticks in our garage. We discourage this because they are so messy.

Leedra said...

Dorothy - That sounds like Barn Swallows, they are beautiful but messy. They have orange on their chest. Other than that they look the same to me.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Glad you enjoyed your vacation. We missed you around here!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and glad you had a wonderful time. These pictures are cute.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wonderful captures.Those little guys are cute.

Susie said...

I'm glad you made it back home safely.

Shellmo said...

Love how wide that baby's mouth is in that last photo! Great shots!

Jen said...

Glad you had such a treat to come home to. :) great pictures!

NCmountainwoman said...

Gorgeous photographs. And on your deck, yet! How lucky for you.

Glad it was a good vacation. Welcome back.

Oz Girl said...

That last photo is quite humorous! ;) "I don't wanna learn to fly, just feed me some more!"

Pam said...

Great photos. I'm glad you had a great time on vacation. Glad you are back!

Tina said...

Glad you are your baby fledges..esp that wide open mouth in your last pix. I think all us Moms know how that Mommy swallow must feel by now..all that feeding..can you see the almost smile on her face that this one will soon be responsible for feeding himself!! ? ;-)

dAwN said...

Welcome home Leedra,
missed you!
Great photos of the baby swallows and parents.
How fun that you didnt miss this part!

Salty said...

You swallows are a little ahead of mine. I looked in the box this evening and seen the babies for the first time.

Connie said...

I love to see all this bird talk!

Willard said...

I enjoyed this series. They are one of my favorite birds.

Mary said...

Welcome home! Love these! How neat to have swallows on the deck.