This is the time of year for baby birds in Rhode Island. Pieces of robin eggshells – in their trademark sky blue color – are often spotted around the property. Meanwhile, baby Barn Swallow chicks wait with mouths agape for their parents to bring home dinner. Swallows are insect eaters and swoop around our Great Lawn snatching insects mid-flight. These beautifully skilled flyers are great fun to watch while relaxing from the comfort of an ocean-view Adirondack chair. Plus, Barn Swallows are valuable assets to our environment because they help to naturally keep the bugs at bay.