This is Rosa. You can recognise her because she has lost a tail feather, She lost it ages ago and you can see that in the videos of the first brood.
Rosa has been very unhappy, she lost her babies.
This is Fred, he has much longer tail feathers than Rosa. Fred is a bird with a plan.
Oh! Fred, Fred, Fred. There isn’t time.
So now Rosa is happy again.
She has spent the morning nest building. Not a new nest she is just freshening up the old one and making it a bit bigger for a new brood.
He just couldn’t bear to see her so unhappy, couldn’t bear to hear her crying. She was driving me nuts, imagine what it must have been like for poor Fred.
I don’t think that there is time for them to have another brood now and for the new birds to build their strength up for the flight to Africa which they must make. What can you say?
How do you say no to such a beautiful and unhappy lady?
You say it like this Fred, “No! N.O. spells NO! No!”
Build your nest. My love is always with you and at least you have shut her up.
Happy chatter again. 🙂
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Beautiful pictures Colin! 🙂
Thanks HJ. Sorry for the late response I am way behind today. 🙂
Colin, thanks for the ‘Like’ and I am happy I checked out your site, I love it! Totally touched by this love story and the Happy Ending in your video of the brood’s fledging. Swallows are among my most favorite birds.
Thank you Eliza 🙂