Sunday, June 06, 2010

The ever open mouths

Sand martins - or their Kefalonian equivalent - were everywhere on the island. In the hotel every doorway or covered walkway had nests built over the lights. In some places someone, presumably a staff member, had put cardboard underneath the nest, but whether it was to help the birds or stop guests being pooped on is anyone's guess.

I spent a lot of time ooh-ing and aah-ing over the babies.
In the restaurant, at the wedding reception, the baby birds being fed were arousing more interest than the speeches! This clip is only a few seconds long but it makes you feel sorry for the poor parents who were on constant food delivery service.
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4 comments:

Gledwood said...

That is a LOT of babies... do you think some are cuckoos or something..??

<;-)...

a said...

I can empathize!!!

Leslie: said...

We had swallows build a nest right outside our back door years ago and it was a wonderful educational experience for the girls.

Rose said...

They are so adorable! Seeing birds constantly feeding their young makes me glad I am a human mother:)

Looks like you had a lovely holiday!