Friday, 20 May 2011

And so it begins,

The swallows have begun to hatch at the stables with the first of the pink blobs coming out of the eggs yesterday:

 Here is a better picture of some swallow babies taken last year

At this stage these chicks weigh less than 2g but their growth rate over the coming days will be massive; in eight to ten days time they will each way around the 17-20g mark, and within a month of hatching they will be flying nearly as competently as their parents. 

More clutches are due to hatch over the next few days which does mean the silly season of swallow ringing should start next week.

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