Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tree Swallow Chicks

My babies have hatched! I'm not ashamed to say that I almost had tears of joy in my eyes as I saw these little heads popping out the house.





Here's a closer peek - isn't his face sweet?





And here's mama (or papa) coming to feed them. Nature is miraculous.

27 comments:

Marydon said...

What a joy, Shelley. Nothing more wonderful than birth of any kind. They are darling. Have never seen swallow babies before. TY for sharing

Have a wonderful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Mildred said...

Hi Shelley, Hope you are having a nice summer. These are the sweetest pictures. I love the closeup of the baby's face! Harriet sends you and Scout a hug!

Sierra Rose said...

Very clear pix! Wonderful to see this new family!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Kelly said...

...that first photo melts my heart! They are so sweet!!

Montanagirl said...

They sure are cute!

Mary said...

Ahhhhh...so cute! Congratulations on the new family.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic! Those little ones look hungry.

holdingmoments said...

I felt the same Shelley, when little Blue Tits hatched out in my nest box.
Fascinating to watch them; lovely shot of the little wide open mouths :-)

Daisy said...

Oh my gosh, Shelley! So cute! What a joy they will be to watch. Great photos! :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

How fun to have babies! Our Mountain Chickadees have left the bird house already. So many babies flying around the yard now. So fun!

~Shanon

Caroline said...

I have very similar photos of my violet-green swallow babies from last year...they are a hoot to watch.

The house sparrows got this year's first batch of eggs (drat, and double drat). I am hoping for the best on this second try.

Elaine said...

There is nothing quite as sweet as baby birds with their mouths wide open. Wonderful photos!

ChrisJ said...

Wonderful photos! Looks like these little ones might soon be fledglings.

Cathy Clementz said...

These are adorable!!! We THINK we've got one nest box that has hatched. And the one behind the bedroom, I'm beginning to think she is alone. I only see one bird ever at that box. And she's usually peaking her head out of the hole (I'm assuming it is a SHE!)

Bob Scotney said...

I'm waiting for just such a event in Michigan too in a nest box at my daughter's home.

Chris said...

Wow cool and well done... Tree swallow are so cute and ncie bird that I'm very happy for you!

Out on the prairie said...

Very beautiful pictures, i love their colors.I had one that posed a few weeks back for me.

Patsy said...

They are so cute!
How is Scout? Having fun this summer I bet.

Julie G. said...

So very precious! Wonderful images! A most delightful post!

Wall-to-wall books said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
They are soooo cute!

I am going on vacation for 2 weeks! YAY! so I'll talk to you when I return.

Janice K said...

Oh what sweet pictures. I really liked the first one with the mouths wide open. I would have tears too.

eileeninmd said...

How cute, they are adorable baby swallows. Lucky you! Great photos.

BirdingMaine said...

Nature is indeed miraculous! Sweet, beautiful captures Shelley!

Frank said...

Won't be long before they are on the wing. Lovely shots Shelley.

NCmountainwoman said...

So glad you captured these magic moments! Yes, it is miraculous and best of all it keeps repeating the miracles.

The Retired One said...

they are adorable! Nice shots!

Knatolee said...

I do love swallows. Wonderful photos!