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First brood of swallows hatch at downtown Summerside garden centre

A brood of small swallows chirp away in their nest while their mother, perched on a nearby tree, protectively watches at Kent Garden Centre on Water Street, Summerside.
A brood of small swallows chirp away in their nest while their mother, perched on a nearby tree, protectively watches at Kent Garden Centre on Water Street, Summerside.

Five tiny chicks chirp away in their nest while their mother, perched on a nearby tree, protectively watches.

On Monday, the swallows hatched under the large lush leaves and bell-shaped blooms of a perennial plant called Heuchera at Kent Garden Centre on Water Street, Summerside.

It will be another four weeks before the swallows are ready to spread their wings and leave the nest.

For the past 18-years swallows have returned to garden centre to take up residency.

The brood have proved a hit with customers, and will soon be hopping out from their protected hideaway and learning to fly.

At the moment they have big heads, bulgy eyes, and a couple of brown feathers.

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