I’m sure this is out of season, now approaching winter in the southern hemisphere, but a swallow pair have built a mud-nest in the stairwell to my flat and started a family. I couldn’t believe how small the eggs were – less then a lady’s little fingernail in size.
The four chicks are doing well with their parents on a non-stop quest during the day, in and out with insects to feed their young. Lucky me, all I have to do is open my front door and there they are in day-by-day growth. In a matter of days the chicks went from goose-flesh to plucked chicken to feather down and now the beginnings of real feathers. Can’t wait till they are learning to fly, just hope there are no catastrophes on the steps.
I’ve added a more pleasant background than the concrete of the stairwell but this is Mum and the Babes.
Nikon D200, 18-200mm Nikkor lens @ 200mm, 1/60s, f6.3, ISO 400, flash.