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Christine Haines

Spokane, WA, United States


Violet-green swallows have been nesting in my yard for 15 years. Occasionally, a fledgling will return to the nest box for a few minutes to be fed. This year, however, two of them returned to the nest box and stayed overnight and most of the following day before leaving a second time. This is one of the young that returned.
I have never seen this behavior before in violet-green swallows.




Violet-green Swallow Returns Home

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One response to “Violet-green Swallow Returns Home”

  1. Emily says:

    Interestingly, a similar behavior was reported among Violet-Green Swallows last year, but with a fledgeling from another nest!
    Adorable photo and fascinating observation. I wonder if other species do this.

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