Thursday, May 26, 2011

Swallows

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An overcast day didn't make for the best of photos but I love these fast flying birds. How they swoop crazily over the water.

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I keep seeing these nests in the areas where I'm seeing these swallows.  Are they from them? Do you know what kind of bird makes these nests?

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10 comments:

  1. Yes, those swallows are fast little buggers, so difficult to catch. I believe those are Oriole's nests.

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  2. You are right about them being fast flying birds. The way they fly, swooping and maneuvering reminds me of fighter pilots in a dog fight. I've seen their nest on the sides of a house before. Using mud the nest is glues to the side. The nest in your photos look similar in shape.

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  3. I can never capture a swallow. They are really fast moving and busy little birds. You did a good job finding one at rest.

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  4. yup, i agree with the 1st commenter that those look like orioles' nests and swallows usually use the mud-daubing method against a building somewhere and these guys use holes in trees too. we have barn swallows here. you've got the cute little tree swallow there.

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  5. Beautiful captures! Love the details!

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  6. Pretty birds! I am not sure about the nests...they look similar to an Oriole nest, but not quite. I am a lot of help, aren't I? LOL!

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  7. Great photos, Lisa. I know swallows build their nest out of mud

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  8. Good job catching these photos!

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  9. Wonderfully photographed, these look like old fashioned roses:)

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