Friday Farm Fotos: Barn Swallow Rescue

If this lil' feller looks sorta unhappy, it's because he's having a pretty bad day.

This is a baby barn swallow, and this morning I found him on the floor of the sheep barn-
he had fallen out of his comfy little nest sometime last night.
He was lucky- the night before one of his siblings also fell out and was trampled
by the sheep before I found it the next morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Barn Swallow just had to build their nest in the highest peak of the barn, too-
a place where even our tallest step-ladder won't reach.... but even if I could put him back, he would probably just tumble out again because there are 3 more babies in the crowded little nest.
(Great, more tumblers to worry about. *sigh*)

Not knowing what else to do, I picked him up and put him on the ledge of the gate so momma and daddy could see him on their way in... sure enough, it wasn't long before they were stopping by and giving him a bite to eat.

He is tiny....

And he doesn't pay me any mind while he waits on his next meal.

All I can do now is keep an eye out for any predators that might be on the lookout for a helpless baby; it's up to mom and dad to do the rest. Fingers crossed....

Happy Friday, everyone!


  1. What a funny little man face! That is the cutest bird!
    You are such a good Mom to all :)

  2. THat is the cutest little thing! Poor baby. Hope he stays safe.

  3. Oh Paula, that's the cutest little baby. Love his fuzzy little head. Have a great weekend! Wish I were in Tennessee and be in those lovely mountains. It's been so hot and horrible here in Florida.

  4. What a cutie!
    Love that expression on his face... he seems a bit perturbed over the whole experience~~LOL.

    Hope he makes it too!!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

    Smiles :)

  5. he is just the cutest little squirt!!! good luck, little one!

  6. I always dread baby bird season. I feel I must go out and clear the yard before I let my dog out. He isn't very kind to small animals!
    You're so nice!

  7. Good for you! We have some type of swallow which steals nests or either tries to build under the porch, making a terrible mess! I usually keep them run off ~ am I a bad girl?

    Love your new background picture!

  8. He's so cute Paula, just love the last photo, would love to know what he was thinking! ~smile~ Would also love to know how Lily liked him?
    Enjoy your day.

  9. Now I'M 'Gonna be Worrying!!!!Hahahaa....GirlChild! Oh well, life on the farm just ain't easy...
    Happy weekend sweet friend!
    LOVE his photos though!!Hahahaaa....

  10. are such a loving person....the photos are wonderful!

  11. Poor thang. That is a face only a mama could love. One more southernism if you can stand it....Bless his heart! =) You are a sweet gal. I hope he makes it.

  12. These pictures are adorable, Paula. Hope you have a very nice weekend.

  13. Awww, you have a heart of gold, sure hope he makes it and escapes the critters..have a nice weekend

  14. Poor little bird..I can't decide if he looks scared or just plain mad. Hope he stays safe..keep us posted.

  15. Oh my goodness, the cutest thing
    Benny & Lily

  16. Paula Interestingly these pictures good weekend. greetings from  Creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

  17. That is just the cutest little crabby face I've ever seen! Don't you just hate it when this happens??? All we do is worry like seasoned Mommas!!! So great!

  18. praying baby stays safe but nature is a harsh mistress. life on a farm teaches me that everyday, unfortunately. so much easier when I go thru life with my eyes closed - sigh.

  19. Looks like the little guy Is ready for a fight! Richard

  20. That first picture of the little bird is the cutest, funniest thing I've seen in a long time! Hope "it" makes it! Love all your pics by the way. But need more of Lily!! :)
    See ya in Green Country!

  21. one more comment...not sure if he's angry or just pee-oed!

  22. how adorable he is, you are so kind to watch over him. hope he makes it. take care,Diana

  23. If this little baby can get through the next couple of days, he'll probably make it. They grow so very fast at this time and he should have his wings enough to be able to fly off if needed.

  24. If mom & dad feed him another day I bet he'll be flying. Cute pics.

  25. I hope the cute little guy makes it! Awww...those barn swallows need to build a little lower!


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