Baby barn swallows singing 'Oh Canada' (the English version). June 30, 2013.
Happy Canada Day! (Since Canada is officially bilingual, it is customary to sing our national anthem in both official languages).
These barn swallows used to build their nest at my neighbours house. When she moved, the spring that she left they moved over to my house, and now they build their nest under my back porch. I like to think that this is the same family of swallows that got used to living with humans at the neighbours. They have been excellent at keeping my back yard insect free and can be seen every day swooping around the yard 'cleaning up'. These babies were hatched only 2 or 3 days ago. There are actually 4 chicks, but one refused to participate.