Photo of Cliff Swallows' double-nest at:
05:30 Two Cliff Swallows continue to add mud to nest #8 around the entrance
nest #1. As on July 1st, the nest construction seems to deter feeding of the
nest #1; two swallows, presumably the parents, hover and squeak.
09:15 During a lull in nest construction, parents of the #1 young bring
10:45 Once again mud is being added to nest #8, further enclosing nest #1.
11:10 This is the first time Iíve chanced to observe one of the parents
reaching in to feed
the young (also to remove a fecal sac) while another adult is in nest #8
15:45 Nest #8 now conceals the entrance of the inner nest, nest #1.
17:30 The two nestlings have finally climbed out nest #1 and are at the
of nest #8. The two are side by side with an adult that is adding mud to the
17:45 Again, as at 11:10, an adult is feeding the young while another is
adding mud to
18:00 One adult, after feeding the young, entered the nest and apparently
pushed out a
second adult which was applying mud to the entrance. There was no obvious
18:10 One nestling interfered with the next deposit of mud -- the nestling
appeared to be
begging to be fed.
(A third sibling fell from the nest on June 29th -- July 7 is the anticipated
Dave Hoag, Grand Isle.