Barn Swallow Chicks
We have a lot of killdeer, barn swallows and other birds in our pastures. In fact there are far more birds and other wildlife here now than when we moved to our land over 25 years ago. The reason is we opened up our fields. Dense forests are not very biodiverse, neither for wildlife or plants. Rather because the canopies are dominated by mature trees they are fairly dark with little light and food down at the forest floor.
Ben spotted this nest in the eaves of the south field shed. When he first saw the nest they were just tiny eggs. They’re growing fast and soon these little guys will be out catching insects. Yeah!
Outdoors: 80°F/54°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 72°F/64°F
Daily Spark: Skinless, boneless chickens… Eggs.