Saturday, January 30, 2010

A bird moves in

When visiting family in Bogense on Fünen I often marvel at the live-and-let-live attitude regarding the swallows. These fast and slender birds have their regular nests under the eaves, in the gatehouses and inside the stables, and even though their droppings regularly soil anything placed underneath nests and resting places (including laundry, bikes and tools), they are still tolerated. And I have to confess, they do enliven the place with their chattering and busyness.