This little baby Swallow was sitting on the wooden fence at Fort Hill waiting for its mom to come by a few days ago. There were 3 little ones and they were so cute!I wasn’t sure if they were having flying lessons or what… they would sit on the fence and wait for mom.
They were so cute!
I went back yesterday and the Swallows seem to have migrated already. I didn’t see one! Wow! That was fast!
Yesterday morning I got a frantic call from one of my neighbors saying that there was a Box Turtle stuck in the window well under her deck and she couldn’t get it out. She had called several places but no one had returned her call and she had no idea how long it had been in there. Please come and help! I couldn’t go so I sent Phil to the rescue.
When she had gone down in the basement that morning, she heard a light tapping sound. She thought it was the vent from the dryer but it kept tapping and it wasn’t near the dryer. She looked around and there was a beautiful Box Turtle stuck in her window well, tapping on the window, but the window well was under the deck so she couldn’t get to it from outside.
She and Phil got the built-up sand out of the window track and were finally able to open it. Phil reached in with his gloves on while Wendy held the box. He was able to place the turtle in the box. They then brought it outside and released it where Wendy had seen some turtle nests in her yard a while back.
Kudos to Wendy and Phil for saving this beautiful turtle!
It’s a lot darker in the morning than it was a few weeks ago, so I have to adjust my bike riding time a bit and leave a bit later. I was crossing the salt marsh about 6:30 and I just had to stop and take a few photographs. It was just spectacular!
I edited them a couple of different ways. Which one do you like better?
The last of the vacationers were having a blast at Rock Harbor a few days ago at low tide. It was really low and they could walk out really far.
It seems like they can walk out for miles. I bet they’re really enjoying the last few days of vacation!
It’s that time of the year for cleaning out the bird houses. It’s always interesting to see what you find inside. This one in the photograph had 2 nests, one on top of the other. You can see the 2 distinct colors of the nesting materials. You can also see how tall the nests were, at least 6″ tall! I can’t believe they could fit 2-3 babies and the parents inside!There were Bluebirds for both clutches inside that house.
When we opened up one of the other birdhouses, it was very sad. You could see that there were also 2 clutches born. The eggs on the earlier one in July did not hatch. There were 5 little eggs still there. And then the Bluebirds build another nest on top of that one so the eggs were still inside. Oh well… I wonder why they didn’t hatch?
The 2 other birdhouses had one family in each. It’s amazing the stories that each birdhouse tell. Have you cleaned out your birdhouses yet?