The spring was busy with mud swallow activity. When they were all a’twitter and thinking about dabbing mud around under the eaves of the house we washed off the beginnings of nest building with a strong solution of Lysol and that convinced them that the barns and shop areas were a better home location.
The batches of babies have hatched and moved on, but a mating couple has moved into the nest in the shop to start round two of raising chicks. They had been quiet about their impending newborns and I didn’t know anything was happening above.
The nest had a new layer of fresh mud added to the structure for their remodeling project.
The swallows help control the bugs around here and we welcome their help on the farm.