Cobden Farm Bed and Breakfast

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nest building

Guess what are building a nest high up in the barn wall?
The pile of twigs dropped on the yard must be too big for the gap...

which is just the right size for a pair of jackdaws.

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Our swallows have returned today. Hurray. And only 1 day later than last year. This year, 3 have appeared at the same time (only 2 paused long enough for this photo). Usually there's a lone arrival, with the rest landing later over a few days. We usually end up with 3 or 4 pairs nesting in the farm buildings.
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