- Aug 23, 2008
Male barn swallows are terrific fathers. He will definitely care for the babies. We watched a pair on our porch last year that we named Fred and Ethel. They even had a second clutch that they raised. If you have a bug whacker turn it on and collect the bugs. Set them near the nest so daddy can gather food easily since he will be the one bearing the work load of gathering food. This year we have another pair that took over the nest (I couldn't knock it down).