No baby for Mikayla yet, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t babies in the barn!
We didn’t really want birds IN the barn, because, well, Boogie gets pooped on. But barn swallows are bug eaters! And bugs are awful. So we unplugged that particular light and accepted that the menagerie now included them. The babies are fairly quiet, but Mama and Dadda barn swallow have very loud, passionate arguments. The opposite seems to be true for the western kingbirds.
Norman and Norma (so named because Nuisance Norman is so comfortably alliterative) tried to build their nest in the garage, but Mom shooed them out. They had this one in the barn built before anyone noticed, but they are also bug eaters, so we can’t really complain. In fact, they are quite sure we put the fences up for them to perch on, to make hunting flies easier.
Their babies are vociferous! They also look about ready to leave the nest.