Three Years of Barn Swallows– Signs of Spring–Stuart McIntosh

Three Years of Barn Swallows– Signs of Spring–Stuart McIntosh
Stuart McIntosh 2022

Some of the barn swallows returned early this afternoon. This one decided to check out one of last year’s nests. Both the long-tailed swallows and this shorter variety came back at the same hour. Didn’t manage a pic of the flycatcher nor the pesky black flies.

July 5, 2021  · 

Photos by Stuart McIntosh–These 5 young barn swallows are still staying together despite their freedom of flight–The middle nest has a young swallow peering out. These short tailed swallows are nesting in the same barn but closer to the entrance. Nesting sites are depleted as these old barns are torn down.

April 28, 2020  · 

First swallows are back. The oats should be planted. Traditional barn swallow nest on left photo. Short tailed swallow inside middle nest on right pic. Both types living in the same bar —Stuart McIntosh

What is swallow nest made of?

Both male and female build the nest cup using mud. They collect mud in their bills and often mix it with grass stems to make pellets. They first construct a small shelf to sit on, then build up the nest’s sides. If built against a wall or other vertical surface the result is a semicircular, half-cup shape.Barn Swallows return to the same nest season to season and will make repairs to the nest if needed.

Such a nice video

Patrick Doyle Lanark County Barn Raising Ireton

The Lowry Barn on Highway 29

The Bank Barn of William Goth

Did We Find Henry Lang’s Barn?

The Day a Barn Raising Went Wrong- Meredith Family Genealogy

The Barn on Lot 25 Concession 10 Beckwith –Donna Mcfarlane

So What are the Mysterious “diamond cross” cut-outs seen on barns in Lanark County?

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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