The barn swallows have abandoned last year's nest. Perhaps because of the barncats' intense birdwatching activities last year, they have moved about 12 feet away. For about a week, the pair have been carefully engineering what will become their nestlings new abode.
They finished their work this weekend, and the new nest is complete with this fancy little guinea feather flag! We will be watching closely as the egg laying and then brooding will now begin in earnest.