Monday, July 6, 2015

Violet-Green Swallows - Day 19-20 WBW

These little ones are not so little any more and in just a few days they will begin to fledge the nest!

There's almost always a baby looking out of the nest waiting for a meal from Mom or Dad!

Since the babies are spending lots of time with their heads poking out of the nest box I though I'd catch some shots of them being fed. Above is mom about to take off after leaving behind a bug breakfast for one of the babies.

Here's dad dropping off some goodies and showing off his beautiful Violet behind!

Dad, shortly after take off!

Feeding in progress!

One more! 

Here's mom perching on the light fixture right by the nest, with one of the babies watching.
This light fixture was used 2 years in a row by Juncos but unfortunately the nests were raided. That's when I decided to put up a nest box right next door and the VG's have used it 2 years in a row.

I'm guessing I'll only have 1 or 2 more blog posts to share before they are gone.
Maybe the little ones will hang around and I'll be able to get some pics of the babies after they fledge.
I hope so!



  1. This has been a fascinating journey. It always amazes me how quickly the birds grow after hatching. Soon thye will be out in the world! Thanks, Kristi, for sharing.

  2. Wonderful that you have recorded all the activity and they are certainly about to go any day now.

  3. Love the one with the hole framing the face - sweet shot!

  4. This time of year I am always made even more happy with all of the Swallow entries and your did not fail to please, lovely!

  5. interesting, this is a swallow I don´t think I have seen before. You really got some great images of them Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I have been enjoying this series so much! Such precious babies!