Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bug-eaters.

Barn Swallow.

Why fly all the way from South America to spend a few months, then fly back again?

Because up here is where the insects are, the spring bug explosion, what's needed to raise the next generation.

Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows, Iona Beach Regional Park.

Proof that there's a lot going on under the gray water of a pond, that the surface is a lively, living interface. The swallows aren't skimming the surface for nothing, or for fun--although it looks fun.

Bugs eaten.

1 comment:

Karen said...

They were doing that on a field I was standing in with lot of other people nearby - seemed totally unafraid of us, just after their mini meal. Must take a lot of flying to scoop up enough bugs to make it worth it!