Saturday, June 30, 2012

And There Were None

There were six baby barn swallows in the the nest. Except for a time or two, you never saw all of them.



One by one they all flew away. Now, there are none. They grow so fast.




And this is what they leave for me to clean up!



23 comments:

  1. Ha! So nice of them. The least they could've done is clean up after themselves!

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  2. We have 100s of them (so it seems) on the loading dock at my work. They are fun to watch because they remind me of little fighter jets zooming around. We also had an unusually large # fall out of nests this ear, the poor things!

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    1. Lisa, they love my porch as long as it is white. When we painted the house a light green, they quit coming. Now it is white again(not my choice) and they are back. They catch lots of insects buzzing around.

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  3. I had a few in my garage years ago

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    1. Adam, they are good to have around. They eat lots of insects.

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  4. At least they don't borrow the car and burn your gas, ask if they could have an after prom party at your house, whine about going to community college even though it's cheaper than a traditional four year school even though they have no clue what their major is-they just want the "college" experience, look at you like you have two heads when you ask if that banana peel on their bedroom floor is a leftover chemistry experiment, declare they are going to get a tattoo when they turn 18 but "don't worry, you won't see it", leave half-full cans of Diet Coke everywhere but the refrigerator, and break your heart when you know your high school graduate isn't a little girl anymore.
    At least they don't poop on the driveway.

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    1. Al, my little girl isn't such a little girl either. Where does the time go?

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    2. I think it just disappears. Like my feet.

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    1. Gail, it's OK. Honeyman will be doing the honors. :)

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  6. I used to love watching the barn swallows nest in our barn growing up. They are such graceful flyers, they're a joy to watch.

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    1. Susan, yes they are. They are still all flying together in a family group.

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  7. Somebody should invent bird diapers...

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  8. Track them down and hand them a hose. How dare they!

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  9. Ewwww, at least the cat buries his haha

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    1. I do have an outdoor cat that doesn't bury. But, she's got some mental issues so I let it be.

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    2. Not the poop, the fact that she leaves it above ground.

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  10. See Al's comment again. Who could top that?

    At least they will never be forgotten.
    xoRobyn

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