Spring produces family responsibilities
It is that time of the year when nature abounds with signs of new life. Gardens respond to rain with vigorous new growth while mammals tend to their young and birds are building nests and raising chicks It is almost like watching a soap opera, trying to keep track of the comings and goings around you. The nest built by Greater Striped Swallows on my patio last year was taken over by a pair of White-rumped Swifts. The nest fell down at the beginning of summer and I was wondering who will be claiming the prime site this year when my neighbour informed me (with a certain amount of glee) that the swallows have built a nest on HIS patio.