mardi 23 août 2011

Les hirondelles...........

The swallows that nested in the barn we are attaching to the house are having a wonderful summer!

 It does however mean that we cannot fully close up the building and add the last windows as they spend each day swooping and diving through the gaps up into the rafters!

 I must admit that now we have opened up the kitchen wall into there I love to hear them twittering and chattering each morning. The soundtrack with this blog is exactly what I can hear all day long!!

 Its like having my own personal wild bird aviary! ( you can click on the pictures to enlarge them).

They have no fear of Jaques on the roof and constantly zip past his face on the way inside the barn. They fly so close to him they keep catching his ears with the tips of their wings!

I might have to find him a crash hat and some goggles!

And then when you think all the new babies are flying......what do they go and do? The parents have a second egg laying and more chicks appear! This batch is right on the building blocks we needed to use next!
They are not flying yet and are sitting there waiting for mum to arrive with the next batch of food! They sit quite happily alongide Jaques until she flies into view then all hell lets loose!!!!

I know I want the work to progress quickly but I will miss them when they take that long flight back to Africa as Autumn arrives.

3 commentaires:

  1. How LUCKY are you! I know it holds things up but I always think it's their territory we invade, not the other way around.

    Enjoy your day Shirley :-)

  2. How adorable! (birds not bad either). Oh how I have missed your posts.
    I hope you don't mind but I put a picture of your domes on my post :)
    Abby xxxxx

  3. OOer Missus, I'll protect Jaques from the birdies...(is that the naked roofer!)but then again I'm probably old enough to be his mother...damn and blast!
    Jo xx