Tuesday, 21 June 2016

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Mount Stewart Swallows

Last week I took the first 2 shots of these Swallows high up in the Portico at Mount Stewart House.  I could not work out exactly how many there were, I saw three then however on Sunday I was back again and there were 4 hungry mouths that the parents kept feeding.  The video at the end is better quality. 





In another corner of the Portico were 2 House Martins building a nest.  


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Sorry about the quality of the stills but hope you enjoyed the video.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY. 

Many thanks for visiting and also for all who leave comments.

24 comments:

  1. How lovely - and what a privilege to see these long suffering parents. Such a busy job...

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  2. very nice the little swallows.

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  3. Great to see them in action! Their hard work is amazing!

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  4. Those are amazing nest builders!
    I'm back from two weeks in Europe! Lots of photos but no time to write new blogs. I'll rely on the ones written and scheduled before the trip. Big move happens in 6 days!

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  5. I agree, the video is better! I love the pictures of the mom and dad standing on each side of the nest! Teamwork!

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  6. They do build amazing nests. I try to keep them off of my porch because they are so messy, but they have nests twenty feet away on my husband's shop..I like to watch them coming and going..poor parents surely must get tired!

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  7. Hello Margaret, cute swallows. Wonderful photos and I enjoyed the video! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  8. We use to have swallows in our horse barn, and I always liked seeing them around. They are masters of flight.

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  9. Hello Margaret!
    Nests of swallows are amazing.
    How beautiful are the bird chicks.
    Great pictures, Margaret.
    Greetings from Poland:)
    Lucja

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  10. Awww...those swallow babies are cute!

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  11. I hav one whitout nest today i dont know it may have one in real life today .Lovley photos ,Nette

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  12. Great photos of the swallows and their nests.

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  13. The Swallows are busy little birds.

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  14. I love to watch the swallows!

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  15. swallow babies are adorable.

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  16. Hello!:) I enjoyed the video, and seeing the full nest of chicks, soon to be vacated. The Swallows are great nest builders and I loved the House Martin photos.

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  17. I love the video of the birds - how cute. It is interesting that their nest seems to be mostly mud, as I always thought birds nests were made from twigs.

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  18. Oh Margaret the video is so amazing. Our swallows up at the lake nest at the rowing club but they are still too small to see the babies. Nice to see the little ones. You do always find something good to put on the blog!

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  19. I'm always intrigued by their nest-building talents.

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  20. I love to see the Swallows. Sadly, I've not seen many House Martins this year.

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  21. They are just wonderful, Margaret!

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  22. Cute birds! I loved the video.

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  23. I have not seen any nest this year :(

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