Looking back at a Barn Swallow nest

Photo by CHRIS BOSAK Young Barn Swallows look for food from their mother, which is returning to the nest with food.

Photo by CHRIS BOSAK
Young Barn Swallows look for food from their mother, which is returning to the nest with food.

Here’s a group of photos I took at a Barn Swallow nest, which was built on a light fixture in the covered portion of the parking lot where I work. The parents dive-bombed and swooped at all the people who parked nearby. They had only one brood before moving on. It’s a credit to the building owner that they let the nest remain throughout the entire process. This was a few summers ago, but I’ve never published all of these photos.

More photos below.

The top photo was published previously on a different website. It was a “funny caption” post. Here are a few of the comments it received:

  • “See, no backtalk from me. That’s why I’m the favorite.”
  • “What’s the big deal ~ so you can sing!! But I’m the pretty one.”
  • ““Oh boy, being the middle child is AWFUL, especially when you’re with a bunch of big mouths.”
  • “The next guests of Bird Calls radio singing Chipmunk Christmas carols. ALVIN!!!”

If you have a good caption for the above photo, comment or send me an email.

Here are some more photos of the young swallows.

Photo by Chris Bosak Young Barn Swallows beg for food as a parent returns to the nest with a morsel in this June 2012 file photo.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Young Barn Swallows beg for food as a parent returns to the nest with a morsel in this June 2012 file photo.

Photo by Chris Bosak Young Barn Swallows beg for food as a parent returns to the nest with a morsel in this June 2012 file photo.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Young Barn Swallows beg for food as a parent returns to the nest with a morsel in this June 2012 file photo.

Photo by CHRIS BOSAK Young Barn Swallows look for food from their mother, which is returning to the nest with food.

Photo by CHRIS BOSAK
Young Barn Swallows look for food from their mother, which is returning to the nest with food.

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