18 April, 2009

Our Birds

Hello all these are our birds. They are not ours as in pets they are wild barn Swallows that have a nest in our porch awning.

I know they are hard to see but we are just getting acquainted. We only talk at night well I talk they listen. During the day they still think we are a danger and fly away. But at night they just sit there and stare at me. I keep asking them their names but they haven't gotten comfortable in telling me yet so I don't have any names for them yet any suggestions would be grateful. I will post more pics of the two birds as the season progresses.

Now for a little story I was told about my two little friends.

I was told that they are also called love birds because they will only nest at a single persons home or a home with a lot of love. I am kinda intune to believe only cause of one particular acquaintance. Her and her boyfriend had a set of birds on their porch for years I think she said something like 3 to 5 years and last year half way through the season we found them dead in her front yard just a bit away from where the nest was. It looked like it died of some kind of disease it was deformed looking where just a week earlier it wasn't, and about the same time her and her bf started fighting ALL the time. So I would say I think the myth just might be true who knows.

What I do know about them is that they are Barn Swallows and they are protected migrant birds that return to the nest they left before they migrated for the winter. They are smaller birds so their eggs are game for larger birds to snag so their are reasons and ways they protect they eggs from the larger birds. I can't remember what they are right now but I will post it later on when I post the other pics of the birds.


Homeopath said...

Interesting blog you have here!

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful birds! I hope they stay with you for a long, long time! I am really enjoying your blog!