Sunday, September 21, 2008

Spring has sprung


Quite appropriately, the beautiful Welcome Swallows (Hirundo neoxena) have built their nest above the front door of the farmhouse. The other day I came home from the university to find these eggshells cast out, and four of the tiniest faces peeping over the side of the nest.

Spring has sprung...

3 comments:

Minnesotastan said...

It's very nice of them to leave you a tip with the eggshells...

Mieke said...

Ha ha!! Well, last year they only left 20c as a frame of reference ... inflation has obviously hit the natural world.

Mieke said...

Mind you,last year there were only two little chicks, of course ... But still.