A FAMILY returned home from a safari park holiday to find more wildlife - roosting in their garage.
Andrew and Elizabeth McGuire and their five sons discovered swallows nesting in the roof when they arrived back at Lepton from Longleat in Wiltshire.
Now they are watching the tiny chicks grow rapidly and expect them to take flight any day now.
Eliot McGuire, aged 11, along with brothers Edward, eight, Freddie, six, Jasper, four, and Wesley, three, have helped their dad take pictures of the five voracious chicks.
The youngsters are also finding worms for the adult birds to feed the fledglings.
Their grandmother, Christine, said: "The chicks are doing very well and seem to have healthy appetites. They are making more noise and are hungrier than they were."
She added that they could take wing at any moment.
She continued: "The children all love them. They know all about the swallows, because there are quite a lot around here.
"We are leaving them be and are not interfering with them at all."