Ready for take off

The barn swallows from last year returned to nest on the light fixture beside our front door. The light is in our carport, so perhaps they should be called carport swallows instead. Last year they raised three chicks. This year five chicks are crammed into the little nest – ever since they hatched we’ve been afraid one would fall out. Now, they’re ready to fledge any day. It’s been fun to watch them grow up but, we’ll be changing the light fixture to discourage them coming back next year as they make a mess.