Waiting for food

Two of four young swallow fledglings on the telephone wire (c) Duncan Hutt

It wasn’t the best of days to venture out of the nest and into the wide world.  The local swallows did just that and must have wished they hadn’t as the brightness turned to drizzle which became heavier and heavier rain as the day progressed.  The fledglings were simply sitting tight waiting for a parent to present them with a meal, a process that lasted for the briefest of time when it did occur.  The adults must have had their work cut out over the past few weeks, the summer glut of insects simply hasn’t happened so far this year.


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3 Responses to Waiting for food

  1. vivinfrance says:

    No bees, either. My beans have loads of flowers but nary a one seems to have been fertilised.

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