Updated: Nov 12, 2019
It’s been too long since we last posted. By late June, the baby martins had grown as big and sleek as the adults and were eating whole insects.
Before long, they left to join hundreds of other purple martins in the undeveloped fields to the east of our house before migrating onward.
The barn swallows laid another round of eggs much too late in the year and raised three babies in sweltering heat. Once they got their feathers, the little swallows spent most of their time standing on the edge of the nest, panting.
Recently, we’ve spotted multiple tiny geckos around the house.
With all of these animals living nearby, we have applied for Certified Wildlife Habitat status from Wildlife Austin and the National Wildlife Federation. Our neighborhood is competing with others in Austin to have the most habitats certified this year!