Monday, August 16, 2010
I have had barn swallows in my barn for many years now. In fact we have rescued several of them from the fly tape in the horse stalls. They became stuck on the tape and we would get them down, wash their wings with canola oil to remove the glue and leave them in a box with food and water for a day and let them go. I have since put up a mesh to try to keep them from flying into the horse area where the tape is and started using different fly traps.
I'm sure one of the babies we rescued is in this bunch here. The babies fly out during the morning all day and return at night crowding in the nest while the parents perch nearby. At what point do you think the babies are big enough the parents kick them out of the nest. It looks crowded now.