Walking into the stable I discovered this little fellow fallen from a great height.

Fallen Swallow Nestling

Fallen Swallow Nestling

I put the poor fellow into a big mug for protection from the farm cats, to whom a small bird like this would be a tasty snack.

Swallow in a Mug

Swallow  Nestling in a Mug

The problem was we have so many swallows nesting I had to climb the ladder quite a few times before finding the nest from which it had fallen.

Only Unhatched Swallow Eggs in this Nest

Only Unhatched Swallow Eggs in this Nest

These Swallows Way to Young

These Swallows Way too Young

These Swallows to Young & Hungry

These Swallows too Young & Hungry

While climbing up and down ladders, looking into swallow nests I find I have a very keen assistant watch my every move.

A Very Inquisative Mr. Bodashious

A Very Inquisitive Mr. Bodacious

Still Very Immature Swallows

Still Very Immature Swallows

These Swallows are too Mature & About to Leave the Nest

These Swallows are too Mature & About to Leave the Nest

Now I find two nests with chicks in them at about the same age so which nest to put my little fellow in?

A Nest of 5 Young Swallows Look Very Full

A Nest of 5 Young Swallows Look Very Full

A Nest of 4 Swallows at About the Same Age

A Nest of 4 Swallows at About the Same Age

Job done I only hope they can stick together and mature into fine swallows which eat all the nasty Nore valley midges which love eating me early in the mornings and in the evenings as the  sun goes down.

This Nest of 4 Now Becomes 5
This Nest of 4 Now Becomes 5

 

 

 

 

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