I know you might rather see vineyard pictures, but here is an update on the swallows: babies in the nest at the front porch. Yes, I was cleaning the bird poop from off the patio at the front door. And yes, we were having company for dinner last night. I looked up, and what did I see, but the babies watching me work.
I also saw this bird on the nest on the back porch. Now, I wonder if it is the male or the female. I have got to check out www.allaboutbirds.org as soon as my internet comes back on.
One of my girls just told me that there are eggs in the nest by the back door. Have to run get my camera.