Notes from my garden with a bit of other stuff thrown in.
Monday, August 21, 2006
The swallows are starting to clump up on the wires. I counted thirty four this morning on the wires outside our bedroom window. I love their happy chatter. The swallows will line up in bigger and bigger groups and then one morning we will notice that the swallows just aren't around anymore. It's always sad when the swallows go.
There are two nests full of swallow chicks that are yet to fledge. One in each roof peak here at Whitelees. The chicks are noisy and hungry. Judging by the activity of the busy swallow parents, the chicks will be fledging just in time to make the grand migration.
There were a couple of moths at the back door this morning. I don't know what they are because I can't find my stooopid field guide. They were pretty good though. There were two of these. This guy was above the back door. I didn't realize that there was a hint of green in the wings until I enlarged the photo.