For the second year I'm filming a Violet-Green Swallow family in their nest box. The box has a camera inside that we've strung to a spare TV in the house so I can watch them all the time!
Mama VG laid 5 eggs over Memorial Day Weekend, while I was out of town, and 4 of them hatched.
Today is day 10.
Here is one of the first videos of the year, Mama beginning preparations. I started her out with a little bit of nesting material to which she adds a ton of feathers.
4 little birds growing like crazy.
Their eyes are just starting to open and they are doing lots of preening on all those new feathers popping out!
Over the weekend I discovered a Junco nest in a hanging Strawberry basket so we hooked up a camera and I can switch between watching the Violet-Green Swallow, to the Juncos.
I'm hoping the VG's fledge about the time the Junco's hatch so I don't have to worry about missing anything!
Here's the basket with the camera clamped directly above!
Daddy Junco on the nest!
As of today (6/21/16) we have 3 eggs!!
Video of Dad on the nest.
I post most of the photos and videos I get everyday to my Instagram so if you'd like to keep up in between blog posts that's where you'll see the most!
If you'd like to take a look at some of last years pics and videos on my blog CLICK HERE!