Tilly, the Tree Swallow, just noticed me standing here. You can see that the babe is almost the same size as her and there are three of them in that little blue-bird house. I don't expect they will be here much longer. I hope they leave on a beautiful sunny day.
I will surely miss them.
Here she is feeding one of her babies.
The above was written two days ago. Yesterday, while we were away celebrating a family birthday, Tilly and her babes left the nest.
Needlesstosay, it hurts to find them gone. I really thought I would witness their departure and am quite surprised at how their absence now has left me feeling sad. I found two more little white feathers at the base of the now very empty bird house this morning. They are little treasures now and I will never forget this brave little swallow that picked our one and only blue-bird house to raise her young with her handsome mate.
I hope she will return someday to once again nest. I will miss that funny little face that watched me garden for two months. I will miss her song.
"Take care, Tilly. You are always welcome at the mouse-house."