Swallow Chicks

Swallow NestSwallow chick in the nest[Click on the pictures to enlarge them]

The swallow chicks have finally hatched. There regular visitors to the farm every year having travelled up from a winter spent in southern Africa. It’s great to watch them catching insects on the wing. Skimming along just a foot off the ground sometimes before turning and rising in an instant.

Their mud nest is just under the eaves of one of our studio cottages. A little awkward as we’ve had to put up a board to stop all the poo dropping onto the guests patio below. A little red start has also nested just around the corner on the same cottage.