Earlier this spring, on one of my many walks at North Clackamas Park I spotted a pair of brilliantly colored violet-green swallows. They were busy flying in and out of this small nesting box right by the community garden. There are four bird houses hanging from the wisteria arbor.
I wasn’t sure if they were getting ready to build their nest
or if their babies had already hatched.
There were no sounds coming from the nest.
I had never seen swallows sitting still for long this close to me.
Excited, I made a promise to myself to come visit as often as possible
to keep an eye on the nest and possible nestlings.
These swallows sure tried my patience,
but it was worth the wait …