Cutting grooves along the top of the box is a great idea because it prevents Tree Swallows from sliding all over the place.
This guy's chest isn't 100% white so I wonder if he's a first year bird. The female also seems a little less colorful so I wonder if she's still getting her color. If you have any answers please leave a comment.
Tree Swallows do very little nest building and the box is lined with down feathers that the swallows collect. I have actually had Tree Swallows take down feathers from my hand and you should try it during the ‘nest construction’ phase.
It's a good idea to line the box with wood chips to speed up the nest building phase.
Does anyone know why Blogger rotates a picture back to the original format even though I've rotated it and saved it to a different file name????????? Sorry, until I get an answer you're gonna have to turn your head to see the eggs......
This year it has been pretty tough to check the nest because I have a feisty pair that insists on dive bombing me when I get too close to the entrance hole. They pose for photos while sitting on top of the box, but as soon as I come close to the entrance the dive bombing begins. They get pretty close to your head when they zoom by at a million miles an hour and they also made a loud cheeping noise.