Swallow returned but left

Asked March 12, 2018, 9:33 AM EDT

Our first swallow appeared at our old two nests on our porch to our delight. He slept one night beside one nest then worked for three days constantly on other nest. But then all of a sudden he left mid afternoon and now had not returned at all for three days. What's wrong? Will we have another swallow come and nest with us. This would have been our fourth year of loving them. Are the two nests too old?

Houston County Georgia

1 Response

Dear Houston County Swallow Lover,

Your question was inadvertently sent to Athens-Clarke County Extension Office, so below is a link to your local Houston County Extension office.

I have also attached a link to a publication from Cornell University Lab of Ornithology with information on swallows. I hope you find it helpful.