Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Riverwalker's Pics - Barn Swallow Hatchlings In Nest

Barn swallows are very good nest builders. They use a combination of sticks and mud to make extremely sturdy nests for their young that are usually located in an area that is well protected from the elements. Amazingly, they accomplish this without the use of hands.

Got mud?

Staying above the water line!



Diggity Dog said...

I hear they do a really good job of keeping flies and mosquitoes down. And they're fun to watch fly since they can zip in and out of a barn like a fighter jet.

riverwalker said...

To: Diggity Dog

If you have them around your place, you won't have to worry about the bugs. They are pretty speedy fliers and are a lot of fun to watch as they zip around.

Sometimes their nests can be a nuisance and create a little mess.



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