The male and female look a lot alike except the female may be a little more greenish
We have been observing this pair of Tree Swallows since they arrived!! They are using the birdhouse right beside our bedroom window !! They didn't have too far to go to get their materials. We watched them go back and forth to the chicken/duck houses gathering hay and feathers. They also found time to play. They were dropping the feathers and re-catching them in flight! The nest is complete now and courting begins!!
Mating Tree Swallows
|We are going to have babies !!!!!!!!|
Incubation: lasts 14 - 15 days. It starts the day next to the last egg that is laid. The female often sticks her head out of the hole and looks like a little orca.
(Like in this photo of her below)
|She is so adorable.. I think she saw her reflection in my lens !! (click photos to enlarge <3)|
We expect the babies to hatch the week of the 24th.. Hopefully, we can capture some mealtime photos and share them with you!!
Quote:::: It is almost as if they live to fly, rather than, as most birds, fly to live.
- Robert R. Cohen, Sialia, 1984