Our swallows nest

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Offline DoctorBeaver

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Our swallows nest
« on: 04/06/2007 16:25:16 »


Swallows have built this nest in 1 of our stables. We've been watching them build it & now it's finished. From what we can see, there's 1 egg in there. I'll try to get a photo of them & post it here.

My question is, how do they get the nest to stick to the rafters like that? Is swallow spit sticky?
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« Reply #1 on: 05/06/2007 03:51:11 »
perhaps they went to the nest depot and bought some nest cement?

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« Reply #2 on: 05/06/2007 05:57:09 »


Swallows have built this nest in 1 of our stables. We've been watching them build it & now it's finished. From what we can see, there's 1 egg in there. I'll try to get a photo of them & post it here.

My question is, how do they get the nest to stick to the rafters like that? Is swallow spit sticky?

It is usually mud.. I love barn swallows thy are dare devils to be sure and real protective over those young! So cool!

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