Baby Welcome Swallow

We have a nest of Welcome Swallows under our house at the moment.

I was fairly sure the chicks had hatched and sure enough, hopping up on a ladder this arvo shows they're almost ready to leave the nest (there's at least three and they don't fit in the nest too well anymore).

Too cute not to post straight away, despite having a long queue of photos that should be posted before it.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 23rd October 2008, This photo: 1:11pm

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  • picsbymac said:
    Did they mind your visit with the camera?
  • David de Groot said:
    I don't think the parents were particularly impressed, but not worried enough to swoop at me. The chicks seemed quite content to just sit there very still. ;-)
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Awesome Dave. We had a pigeon nesting under our deck last year, I'm hoping it might come back this year so I can get a few photos.
  • David de Groot said:
    They quite often do - creatures of habit mostly.
    It's not often you get to use a macro lens to shoot birds ;-)