Tuesday, 4 August 2020

The Gathering


Juvenile swallows gathering on electricity wires prior to migrating. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Already the young swallows and martins are gathering together on the electricity wires in our street. More than I've ever seen before, and even as their parents are still raising their final brood in barns all over town. It's that time of year already. They are waiting for the big feast of flying ants that will happen any day now, then those that have bonded during the morning gatherings will start making their way south. If they make it they will end up as far away as South Africa.


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2 comments:

potty said...

With five wires I wonder if the swallows & martins are making any sort of music?

Susan said...

Yes, we've done that one in the past.

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