A lady living at Bushey recently found lying on the ground near her house a young swallow which had fallen from a dislodged nest.

The young one was placed in a cardboard box lined with cotton wool and the box was left outside the house.

Shortly afterwards the lady heard chirruping and, on looking through a window, saw the old birds had returned and were fussing around their offspring in an excited manner. Then, to her astonishment, the young bird scrambled awkwardly on to the back of one of its parents and was borne away.

[From the Watford Observer of August 13, 1932]

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