Swallows Fledging

The four swallow chicks in my porch have semi-fledged! Last week I could see that the nest was looking rather crowded and knew they’d be gone soon.

Ready to go

I was out all day on Sunday (helping with some bike race) and the chicks were in the nest when I got home. On Monday morning they’d gone, but they all came back again in the evening to roost and the parents were feeding them. I suspect this happened on Sunday too. This morning the nest is empty again.

Feeding the chicks

I see from my records that the 2012 brood fledged at the same date, although they’d hatched 6 days later (Last year’s nest was abandoned due to cold weather).

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