Purple columbine

The rain has produced verdant flowers, lawn and garden greens.


But the rain may have been deadly to tree swallow hatchlings in this box.
Swallow box

There were babies in here last week, but today there is a new clutch of eggs instead. This appears to have been repeated in our second box. The third box doesn’t appear to have suffered as much–perhaps the babies were older when the rains hit? I’m hoping it’s not a predator taking out eggs/chicks. Meanwhile the bluebirds, following their “let’s wait til the swallows are established (or done)” policy, are now carrying nesting material into our fourth house.

Bluebird on our fourth house


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