Posted by: atowhee | August 30, 2015

A FLOCK OF SWALLOWS MAKES AN AUTUMN

The calendar is once again out of sync with nature’s yearly cycles.  Sure, shorebirds are largely summer migrants in the Northern Hemisphere.  But today arokund McMinnville I was seeing flocks of Barn and Tree Swallows (not mixed together) hawking insects and presumably working their way south.  Tree Swallows normally hunt higher in the air than Barn Swallows who are comfortable cruising just above the grass or crop top.

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