Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Our New Neighbors

Recently, we had some new neighbors move in.

They're fairly quiet, and they built their own wing to our apartment. They are quiet neighbors and they help keep the insect levels down. They were pretty shy at first, but they are getting more used to us.

Here's a picture of our new friends:
Here's the mother

Here's the father
They are barn swallows. It's been really fun to see them build their nest. The mother usually sits in the nest all the time, while the father catches bugs during the morning and evening. During the hottest part of the day, he'll sit on our door frame and sometimes he doesn't even fly away anymore when we come in and out.

We really like the company and we love watching them. Kevin gets super-excited whenever we walk outside and he points up at the nest and says, "Bird!" We couldn't ask for better neighbors.

We might name them, but we haven't yet. If you have any suggestions, let us know.

1 comment:

  1. When I saw that first picture I was worried.... a leech above a black widow spider nest? Now I see it :) Yay for swallows. We have a lot of them.... we were actually watching a bunch swoop down and dip water from our pond the other night. Jeff says they are also called "swifts." I like that.