Each spring, Barn Swallows, Hirundo rustica, arrive here and keep flying around the house, en route to a favourite feeding spot, the little field at the school next door. Also, one or two will attack the window of the spare room, probably because it can see the reflection of itself in the window, and needs to attack this competitor. who keeps mimicking the other.
Last month, a pair sat courting on the telephone wire going into the house at the kitchendoor .
I was trying to get things together, as I was going away for a few days, the next day, while these two kept chirruping above my head.
Unfortunately the light was behind them.
Summer is for me the chirruping of Swallows about the house.
Another pair of telephone wire-birds, was making even more noise from the back of the house; the familiar kra-kra of the Hooded Crows.
LEAVE YOUNG BIRDS BE!!
Please, do not hamper a young bird's life by picking it up, and taking it home with you. It is calling its parents to help them in locating it.
After fledgling from the nest, the parent birds will keep feeding it, and look out for it, until it will be able to look after itself.
And the reason you cannot see a parent is because of your own proxomity to the young bird. And while you are ebating if or not you should take the bird home, you keep the parent from giving it well needed nutrition in the form of a meal!
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