Originally we had a pair of Tree Swallows showing interest in one of the new bird houses I put up as I posted on April 1st, but it is now looking like we have lost out. At the height of their interest, they were disturbed for four days by workers installing new windows in our house. Then our across-the-way neighbors returned from their winter hiatus and put up a whole development of cute little bird houses on their fence. And now it’s looking like the swallows have made a choice on this house in the photo. Never mind that our house is an official bird house I bought from the Salem Audubon Society, and never mind that officially they frown on paining bird houses, lead paint, and all, you know. And can you believe these birds settled for a side entrance? It is awfully cute though; rock foundation, log siding, front porch, and shingled roof.