Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Swallow Nest

The bird perched in the Sycamore tree is the Momma bird. She stayed pretty close while I took photos. I'm pretty certain that this is a Swallow Nest. It is built near the roof line of a two story home in the country, very near a river in Central California*.

*On the Stanislaus River in Stanislaus County

Bird Nest with Eggs, and Hatchlings

These are pictures of the same nest! The picture with eggs was taken on Easter, and the picture of the new hatchlings was taken only a week later. Unfortunately, I didn't get back to see the baby birds again before they left the nest, so I can't identify them. Still it's pretty neat to have the photos!

The photos were taken at my brother and sister-in-law's house. Birds make a nest in this planter on their front porch every year. I am very jealous!