Last Sunday a couple of Tree Swallows swooped into the yard in a furry. They decided to move into a new birdhouse that we had just put up a few weeks ago. We watched them begin the nesting process, before it was time to leave to visit my mother in the home. By the time we got back, they had left the new construct and were hanging out at one of the older houses. I regret not buying a filler for the house to help start them of with the nesting. They must have figured that a pre-existing home would be less work. Smart birds. I agree. ;)
This morning I heard a thump at the back door. When I looked out, the female was sitting on the deck stunned. The male was sitting close by. When I opened the door to check the bird, the male flew off to the lawn chair and watched. She wasn't moving her head and sat still. I came in as not to scare her. After awhile, I opened the door again and was happy to see her fly off. My only worry was that she would fly off to die somewhere. I watched the male sit alone on the fence and wondered what his life would be like without her. Would he find another mate at this point in the season? I hoped he would. Soon enough she returned. Reunited! I have some photos to share.
The happy home owners.
Oh he is a beauty!
A few days ago we were talking past the new pond only to spot these beauties!
So here is the official springtime warning..... With so many geese on the new pond, some photos of new little goslings are soon to follow. Okay maybe more than some photos. ;) One mama is sitting already. I'll have to bring over the binoculars to see if I can spot more.
Wishing you a wonderful day with something beautiful from nature to enjoy. :)