Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer…and swarms of Swallows

The first day of August and it seems that with this weekend, our summer has finally arrived.


this afternoon Ernie took one of the kayaks out and headed over to the Chehalis River (I’m not sure why I wasn’t invited to go along!)

summer and swallows

while he was there he witnessed something we have seen at this time, in several years past…that is swarms of swallows….tree’s full of young birds…

Young Swallows

in years past these swarms have been made up of as many as 4 different species…

Young Tree Swallows

Just looking at these pictures, these appear to be mainly Tree Swallows, although there could well be some Northern Rough Wing and Violet Green Mixed in…don’t see any Barn Swallows….

Juvenile Swallows

it does answer the question, though, of where are all the Swallows…apparently they are over on the Chehalis River!  and that is a good thing because the lack of Swallows was getting a bit concerning…

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