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The Well Barn Swallows 2nd Brood

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You remember my posts a few weeks back regarding the Barn Swallows nesting down inside an old disused well (see HERE). As normal with Barn Swallows (sometimes they go for a 3rd!), they are now raising a 2nd brood, this time 5 chicks are in the nest.

This morning was amazing clear skies, so I headed to the old pump house and managed to eventually get the tripod and 500mm lens into position, it was a bit tight!


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I’ll Have To Wait Until Next Year….Oh Well!

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As you may know, I’ve been monitoring a Barn Swallow Nest inside a local Well (See More…) and was planning on setting up inside the disused Pump House to take some shots of the parents feeding the young.

Well, good news and bad news! The good news is, it seemed that all 6 have fledged, I visited to check on the light levels in the afternoon and the nest is empty. I didn’t think they were ready, but they have all left. The nest is empty and I checked the water below and none were in there. The bad news? It means I have to wait until next year to photograph them!

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