Back in 2009 we tried setting up a webcam in front of the one the swallows nests here in Barga Vecchia so that people could watch the birds raising their young. (article here)
Unfortunately that year the experiment failed miserably as the swallows were put off by the arrival of the webcam and abandoned the nest.
For the next 4 years the swallows returned to this nest but never staying long enough to lay eggs and raise their young.
This year something has changed and they are back and already worrking on repairing some of the damage to the nest that occurred over the intervening years.
The webcam has once again been installed and is now working sending images of the birds every 30 seconds on line – they can be seen here