|Our swallows have flown - wonder which are ours?|
Mixed feelings today. It’s been fantastic to see the swallows develop and find their wings, watching them have flying lessons and getting braver and higher every day. Now they’ve joined a larger flock we’ve lost them to nature and they’re no longer “ours”. On the other hand we’ve had the privilege of helping to raise them by providing a place for them to nest and plenty of mud from the pig pen to help them build it.
“Build it and they will come”: a ledge in the right place will encourage swallow nesting.
Watch their behaviour to see which sites they favour, then give them space to raise their family.