What will they do?

The far wall in the Black Bear Enclosure. Notice the small round holes drilled into the rock face. One of those holes has a bird standing in it.

For the past several springs I’ve been watching the rock wall in the Black Bear Exhibit for signs on nesting birds. To be more specific, I’ve been watching for swallows, Northern Rough-winged Swallows.

A Northern Rough-winged Swallow inspects one of the holes in the rock wall of the Black Bear Exhibit.

Ever since the swallows showed up on April 2, I’ve been seeing them circling about the Wetlands and surrounding areas hawking insects. On April 15, I noticed one of the swallows inspecting potential nest holes in the diabase wall of the Bear Exhibit.

Will they nest here?

Will Red Wolf 1287 have pups?

I don’t know.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

But, I hope the answer to both of those questions is YES!!

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