Monday, May 01, 2006

Tidbit about Tree Swallows

I can't seem to find a negative point about tree swallows.
I just love this passage from eNature:

Tree Swallows often enjoy playing with a feather, which they drop and then retrieve as it floats in the air. They gather in enormous flocks along the coast in fall, where they circle in big eddies like leaves caught in a whirlwind.

Doesn't get much sweeter than that.

4 comments:

the learning-more-every-day nonbirder husband said...

Well, I have read that some tree swallows roam around in gangs, often doing petty crime and graffiti. But otherwise, they do seem to be pretty nice birds.

Susan Gets Native said...

Easy there, Williams- Those are MY tree swallows you're badmouthing.
I know where you live, you know.

Slightly-Off-Center said...

These birds probably do unbelievable damage to the environment. I think that I read somewhere that the Sahara was a rain forest before an invasion of these tree swallowers.

Susan Gets Native said...

Sigh...
These Williams men think they're funny, don't they?
Tree Swallowers...groan.