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Four baby Swallows await their mother open-mouthed for their dinner. <br />
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Four hungry Swallow chicks wait open-mouthed for their parents to bring the next meal back to their nest - made in an old storm lantern.<br />
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The mum and dad Swallows set up home in the rusty old lamp last month and shortly after four chirping chicks were hatched.<br />
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But the young family faced a race against time - because the chicks needed to be big and strong enough to join the rest of the Swallows which will fly south to warmer climes when the British autumn arrives.<br />
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Thanks to a spell of fine weather - and an abundant supply of insects and grubs to eat - the chicks have flown the nest just in time to join their brood.<br />
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Their unusual nest was caught on camera by Robert Fuller, a wildlife photographer and artist, who returned to his home in Thixendale, North Yorks, from his summer holiday to find the nesting birds.