Swallows Return

Adult swallow in a nest, closeup facing right.
Adult swallow nesting on a cool April night.

Swallows have returned to our car port. They have been flying in and out for several days, and this evening two came to roost in a nest was made last June.

Last year in July I made some videos of five baby swallows from July 7th, 13th, 19th, 20th, and 21st, when they flew from their nest.

July 7, 2013:

July 13, 2013:

July 19, 2013:

July 20, 2013:

July 21, 2013 – Young swallows fly:

Many years ago our neighborhood was full of swallows every spring, but since 2007 or 2008 we have seen very few. In 2013 a few more appeared, but they did not nest at our house until June. This year more came in early April. Hopefully, the population is growing.

I’m looking forward to watching swallows up close again this year.

445-29 Takano, Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University (1977-2020). Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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