Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The swallows that are nesting under the back verandah have a new addition to the family. And today is obviously the first flying lesson. I stepped outside a little while ago and was promptly attacked! They are dangerous birds. They fly at warp-speed, straight at your face, only deviating at the very last milli-second, to go past the side of your head so close, you can feel the breeze from their wings. I caught a very brief sight of the baby, all brown and fluffy, perched precariously on the edge of the guttering with frenzied parents zooming around, keeping one eye on baby and the other on me! I've retreated back inside - I've been totally out-braved by a tiny, fierce bird!