Over the weekend I counted 5 barn swallow nests in the barn plus 2 in the makings. One of the nests is old. It has been above the light for 2 years. So at 6:30 am this morning after noticing which nests had "parents" in them, I decided that the one nest over the light, the one that has been there for 2 years, was not occupied. Why at 6:30 am I was possessed to remove it, but I did. And of course, one might ask, why did I not at least check to see if there were occupants in it? Well, that thought crossed my mind AFTER I took the nest down and discovered 3 eggs plus one very newly born baby bird in there. Yes, I am smart like that. I was mortified. I felt like the biggest heel. A baby bird killer. I had to act fast before the mom came back to the nest. Trying to concrete it up with mud like the barn swallows do was not in the time card or patience level. THINK?! What would work quick and fast in a pinch?
and I love watching them in the yard.