Monday, June 29, 2015

FEED ME!!!

I am hungry, feed me


feed me


feed me


where is our food?
can't see mama and dada anywhere!


 FOOOOOD!!!  
FINALLY!!!


 where did they go again?


FEED ME!!!!


can't see them ...


not very happy right now ... 
actually, downright angry right now!!!


when are they gonna come back?


please come back soon
I am tired of waiting!


feed me, please!


FOOOOD!!!




Conservation

Tree Swallows are gorgeous aerialists that make acrobatic twists and turns as they chase after their prey. The adult male has metallic/iridescent deep blue feathers with a greenish sheen on the upper side and his under parts are pure white. The adult female is similar in coloring, just a bit less bright.  Tree Swallows breed over most of North America and winter as far south as Honduras.  They breed in fields, marshes, shorelines, wooded swamps, and near ponds.  They prefer to live near bodies of water that produce multitudes of flying insects.  They can fly as fast as 25mph snatching up flies, ants, beetles, bees, wasps, grasshoppers and other insects.  They also eat weed seeds and bayberries. 
(Source: www.wbu.com/chipperwoods/photos/treeswallow.htm).  


According to the Chipper Woods Bird Observatory, Tree Swallow populations have suffered with the clearing of forests.  The use of pesticides, causing the reduction of insects, also contributed to their decline.  Fortunately, Tree Swallows are perfectly happy to use any nest cavities to lay their eggs and raise their young.  As you can see, this couple chose my decorative birdhouse to raise their family and their babies look very comfy inside. For those of you who share the same habitat as these little guys, if you have a chance, please help them by adding a few bird nest boxes, such as bluebird nest boxes, around your yards. 


Baby Tree Swallows like this little chap
will greatly appreciate your help
(how can one say no to this adorable face?)



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52 comments:

  1. Stunning series of cute photos and adore the captions.

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  2. Hi Christa,

    Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    Please consider returning and leaving a comment for me.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  3. Ack! I think I just left a comment, but don't know whether it saved. Great photos either way. Thanks for visiting my blog and stop glad to have found each other through Our Beautiful World.

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  4. Ack! I think I just left a comment, but don't know whether it saved. Great photos either way. Thanks for visiting my blog and stop glad to have found each other through Our Beautiful World.

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  5. Wow those are very good photos for your intentions in getting help for them. They are so cute and adorable. I am not familiar with them but with our own bird chicks in the farm. I love their responses when i happen to touch the branch carrying their nests, with their automatic big mouths opening. I am so touched when they are disappointed as the movement is false alarm. I hope your post will generate more help and information.

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  6. great series Christa. the adults are so pretty and the babies adorable.

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  7. oooh heee heee heee... I've loved reading this!! What a great collections of photos - your could turn it into a childs book!! Sooooo happy to read your encouragement of putting out nests for little birds... we have a lot of birds at my home, and have a rescued and now domesticated sparrow (long story) who has a big 'sister' cockatiel! Had a little look through some of your posts and LOVE your bird photography - frogs and all! Hope to see more!!

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  8. Oh and thanks for playing along with Our Beautiful World!!!

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  9. So adorable - great photos and commentary. Those parents must be exhausted!

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  10. This is the cutest post Christa, your photography is fabulous, not to mention the captions. Haha, you forgot the last one 'lady, you done with the camera yet?' What a sweet little face. :-)
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  11. Fantastic series of photos!

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  12. Wonderful shots.........a really special post........thank you!

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  13. Wonderful shots.........a really special post........thank you!

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  14. Great post, Christa! I love the baby swallows. So sweet! Wonderful photos. Enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  15. What a wonderful series. These little birds are so cute.

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  16. I love this!!! Those adorable little bird faces are so expressive, and your captions are perfect!

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  17. Grumpy bird! Great pics, as always.

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  18. They love building nests in our shutters! Both front of the house and rear, I have so enjoyed watching them, first little bobble heads with big mouths and now they front bunch have started flying! marsha@tubbslanefarm.com

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  19. Poor bird parents...worked to a frazzle...I have seen less and less swallows nesting here due to house sparrows taking their prime nesting spots.

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  20. Beautiful collection of swallow photos. I like the baby swallow. In my area, the number of sparrow is decreasing. They can not find places to build their nest " our shutter"as many houses have become modern style.

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  21. Love you swallow series!
    I've found several blue tree swallows at our local state park. Hope you saw my posts.
    Have a great day!

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  22. Poor babies! They're adorable. Wonderful photos of them.

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  23. Fantastic shots. They really are adorable.

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  24. One of the cutest posts I have ever seen! Not only wonderful, adorable photos and captions, but some great information too!

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  25. Oh, such cute photos of that darling baby bird! thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

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  26. Adorable little babies aren't the? Great shots Christa and a very informative post. I love to watch the swallows fly low over the lake near us.

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  27. Tree Swallows, all Swallows have my top vote for bird perfect ;) love, love them and this share is great. If you have time, please stop by my 6 year blog anniversary~

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  28. LOL these are absolutely adorable! You got such great shots!!!!!

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  29. LOL these are absolutely adorable! You got such great shots!!!!!

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  30. LOL these are absolutely adorable! You got such great shots!!!!!

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  31. LOL these are absolutely adorable! You got such great shots!!!!!

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  32. OMG super cute little birds and wonderful photos
    Thanks for sharing your bird story with us at OBW :-))

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  33. OMG these are stunning!! Amazing shots!! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

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  34. You are so lucky to have these beautiful birds. Great photos!

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  35. Brilliant photos of the swallows - so cute

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  36. These are brilliant but I LOVE the last one

    Mollyxxx

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  37. These are MARVELOUS photos - absolutely!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/falling-water.html. I hope to see you each week - the new linkup will be "live" later today!

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  38. So cute they are :) Wonderful photo series!!!

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  39. Wow !!! Such gorgeous series of photos !! These babies are so sweet and very photogenic :)))
    Greetings

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  40. Hello Christa, so cute! I love the swallows! Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day!

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  41. Great shots - must feel like a never ending task for the adult birds.

    Stewart M - Wilsons Prom National Park, Victoria, Australia!

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  42. Adorable photos ! So cute !

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  43. Fabulous photos with such great captions, Christa. We have swallows nesting in our stableyard here in Devon, and they make a great fuss if we sit outside to enjoy a cup of tea in the sunshine. Today we've been dive bombed, and they've been making a huge fuss over a family of hedge sparrows who've moved into one of the downpipes. Never a dull moment! All the best, Bonny

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  44. Que fotos más bonitas de estos polluelos, son una maravilla. Me ha gustado mucho tu blog, enhorabuena. Saludos cordiales desde España.
    http://faunacompacta.blogspot.com.es/

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  45. Awww - these birds are just adorable!

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  46. What an amazing seiries of photos, stunning.
    Sadly I don't see as many swallows as I remember when I was a child.
    Have a lovely week :)

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