I have barn swallows which build a nest every year high above my side patio, underneath my arched window. And even though they can be messy, v.e.r.y. messy, I am still glad to share my space with them. The adults have navy blue to purple colored wings with a breast of light orange. So beautiful.
One of the parents.
The best part is when the little ones can fly out of the nest.
We are able to watch them through the windows and it is pretty amazing. The parents will take each of them, one at a time, and fly with them. The others wait patiently for their turn.
Ling Ling especially enjoys this.
Good thing she is an indoor only kitty.
This one was pecking at my cushion, trying to find a worm or bug. Too cute, but he better not peck a hole in it!
I am sad when they are gone, but look forward to seeing them again next year. Although, it will be nice to get my patio back. 🙂