A photographic record (with accompanying comments) of the natural world at the Annapolis Royal Marsh, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Bringing home the bacon
Things have been rather quiet around the tree swallow nesting boxes for the last couple of weeks, as incubation has been taking place. The eggs in this nesting box must have hatched, as this morning I watched the parents take turns bringing insects to the box. Here one of them has arrived with a nice juicy damselfly. It'll be around three weeks before the young will fledge, but the parents will continue to feed them for a few days after that, before they can manage on their own.