Africa Bound

September 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

This weeks photo shows a September brood of Swallows at my local Golf club. The nest has been built on metal netting that was put up to stop them nesting!! It didn’t work and several broods of Swallows have already fledged and are heading south to Africa. The Swallows had a major problem in that they were nesting in a room that was secured overnight by a sliding green door. It meant that the Swallows could not fly to their nest to feed their young when the door was closed. They got around this potentially disastrous problem by landing on the ground and squeezing under the door though a one inch gap!! There are four pictures in this weeks gallery that show how this manoeuvre was effected. Click here