Baby swallow cannot fly

by Carolyn
(Spain)


Hi,

We have always had Swallows nesting in our garage, this year one pair had six chicks which are now all flying.
The other pair had three chicks of which two are flying but one is still in the nest. I believe this is the one that my cat caught about a week ago. It did not seem injured so we put it back in the nest. The parents are still feeding it but it will soon be time for their second eggs to be laid. There probably won´t be room for this baby so what will happen. If it still doesn´t fly I suppose it will be abandoned when they leave in September.
Is there anything I can do? I feel so sorry for it.
Carolyn


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Have no fear, Carolyn, the parent swallows will do whatever is possible to save their little one. Swallows are very, very protective of their young. Our swallows nest in our boat lift in the lake. When we walk near, it is like a war of the birds. They come swooping at us from all over to chase us away from their babies. Wait and see.
Susan

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May 31, 2011
Go Little Swallow
by: sarah

OMG. I love swallows!!! Hope they prosper and take over the world!! :D from Australia

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