Monday, May 17, 2010

Barn Swallows

There are some bridges around here where barn swallows take up residence during nesting season. It's spectacular to consider the ingenuity of their dirt-and-spit nests engineered in the most unlikley of places. For one thing, I should think it would be a particularly rough place for younguns to fledge. I saw these Saturday and they were busy about the work of getting their little condos cobbled onto the underside of this overpass.

Neat stuff!


staghounds said...

I love to watch the swallows working a field, especially as it's being mowed.

I find it difficult to believe they cannot enjoy their ability to fly.

Jon said...

I think they trade the quiet of other locations for the constant temperature and substantial construction of the concrete.

Fascinating to watch them work and live.