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Sweltering Swallows August 4, 2010

Posted by Wapello Warbler in Birds, Louisa County.
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Swallows on a Wire

I can’t think of any birds that seem to enjoy flying as much as swallows. They are rarely still, but the other day it was apparently just too hot. Everywhere I went swallows were lined up on the phone lines. This particular group consists mostly of Cliff Swallows with a few Barn Swallows and at least one Tree Swallow.

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1. Valeen Ziegenhorn - August 4, 2010

Old wives tale maybe – but I have always heard when the swallows line up on the overhead lines they are preparing for the flight to the south- probably not true-
I enjoy the pictures of birds and the wild flowers- The queen Ann’s lace is is bloom – sometimes called wild carrot.Surprised I have not seen it yet on the warbler.

Wapello Warbler - August 4, 2010

Thanks for commenting. I haven’t yet written about Queen Anne’s Lace, but you will see it featured in my next post.

As to the swallows: today is a cool wet day in Louisa County and they’re flying, but it certainly won’t be long before they start gathering to leave for Central or South America. What have the rest of you heard?


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