Saturday, 24 January 2009

I've been tagged!

One of my favourite bloggers - Kayleigh from Fashionably Later - has tagged me.

The Rules: 1. Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures.2. Pick the 4th picture in that folder.3. Explain the picture.4. Tag 4 people to do the same! So, here goes:

This is one of a series of photos of our regular summer visitors. Every year a pair of housemartins come back to our front porch and use the nest they made a few years ago. We always enjoy having them back to visit, although it does mean I spend a few weeks cleaning up bird poop off the front door step.
The chicks in the photo have about a week before they get ready to fly away. That's something we always look forward to, finding out if they have flown to their new homes or if they are still making a racket in the porch - those chicks can be noisy!
Occasionally we see the chicks hopping around in the driveway and sitting on the fence before flying back to the nest. They usually have a few of these little outings before making the flight to their new home.
Below is a later photo of the chicks making that maiden flight - they flew to the telephone wire outside one of our bedroom windows, where they sat for a while before flying away. They looked so cute and fluffy and they were a bit wobbly on the wire, and I felt like a proud mum watching them making their way into the world.

The four people I am tagging are That Girl at 39 and Counting; Cybill at Working it Out; Ladybird World Mother and Jane at Workthatwardrobe. I look forward to seeing your photos!
Have a great weekend everyone!


notSupermum said...

Cybill, I'm glad you picked up the tag!

Michelle, well I assume they are the same adult housemartins who come back every year to lay their eggs. Sometimes they add a little more mud or grass to the nest but yes, it's the same nest every year. It was amazing when they actually built the nest - it's made up of little blobs of mud with grass to bulk it out.

Kayleigh said...

What a great photo! So glad I tagged you, it was lovely to see it :D