It rained heavily and constantly all day yesterday. I had to have a look and see how the Swallows were doing. I have let this video run for one minute, I could have given you twenty minutes just the same. They can’t feed in these conditions.Just turn the volume up and listen to the rain.
Swallow nestlings can live off their body fat for a few days of bad weather and survival rates are very good, the parents don’t need much of a break to be out hunting and they do get some food in the rain just not much. This morning the sky is clear and blue, they will soon fill those little tummies.