Bill Dunson, born in rural Georgia, skipped 12th grade and went directly to Yale. He subsequently received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Bill is Professor Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University, thanks to a career spent teaching and researching the physiological ecology and ecotoxicology of reptiles, amphibians and fish. Bill has dedicated his life to learning and sharing his knowledge with others. Join him as he observes our better nature on the Island, his newest home.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Four babies fill the nest
Barn swallow babies with mom in nest
The barn swallow nest on our front porch is filled to capacity with four bouncing babies so Mom has to perch on one side to feed them.
I solved the poop problem by putting a piece of cardboard on the floor beneath. So when the babies deposit their business over the edge of the nest it does not hit the porch but the "diaper" beneath.
It won't be long now until they fly away but we have enjoyed watching them.