Thursday, December 2, 2010

Speckled eggs

There are five tiny speckled eggs now in the welcome swallows' nest under the awning of our back verandah. Note creative use of mirror by David to find this out. It's going to be a very full little nest if and when they hatch.


  1. Update: after finding half an egg in the vegetable garden yesterday afternoon, we looked back in the next and they have hatched! A collection of tiny pink featherless baby birds are in the nest. Mum and Dad are busy.

  2. Update: Five bright yellow gapes on straggly necks shoot up from the nest every time there is a change in light or a noise that might mean Mum or Dad are showing up with food.