A mother Violet-green swallow was flying around getting food for her young which were in a nest box. Every so often she would stop and feed the little ones.Both parents feed nestlings, but the females often do more. The violet-green swallow is a small North American passerine bird in the swallow family. They are relatively early spring migrants that tend to follow the coastline or low-elevation features as they travel. Violet-green swallows nest in cavities in trees and cliffs, or in nest boxes. They nest solitarily or in small colonies of up to 25 pairs in open woodlands often near water bodies. / SANDRA JAMES