North Fork Photo: Barn swallow chicks look for their mother

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Baby barn swallows take a look to see where their mother went.

This barn swallow nest sits above a garage door at Karen Glover and Bob Taylor’s house on Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue.

Ms. Glover said the mother bird got so used to the couple coming and going from the garage that the bird doesn’t get startled or leave the nest.

But when staff photographer Barbaraellen Koch showed, the mother bird left the nest and screeched and circled above at about 25 feet until Ms. Koch left.

While mom was away, the babies looked over the top of the nest to see what was the matter.

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