May 12th, 2010
G.K. Learns About Barn Swallows
Posted by Ghenghis Khan
As the new puppy on the farm, there is really a lot for me to learn about. Just the other day, I was walking past the carport when this bird came swooping down at me. I wanted to know what kind of bird it was, so I went to find my sisters, Franny and Sharkey. They seem to have all the answers.
1 I noticed that these swooping birds suddenly arrived in the carport.
2 Say, Wilmer - Do you think you can give me a lift so that I am able to see what those birds are up to?
3 Just a little higher please.
4 What a very interesting structure. It appears to be made out of mud and grass. Perhaps it's a nest. I'll go ask Franny and Sharkey about it.
5 Franny and Sharkey explained that the barn swallows have migrated back to the farm to build those nests to lay approximately 5 or 6 eggs in. Those eggs will hatch after about 2 weeks, producing adorable babies.
6 Those babies anxiously wait to be fed by mom and dad.
7 Incoming food! Incoming food! But their diet consists of bugs! I'm glad I don't have to eat insects.
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