Monday, May 05, 2008

Pass the Pepto

Ugg. I don't know if I have a virus or it's just that my insides are having a killer party and I wasn't invited. This has been going on for days, and I somehow got through last weekend's busy schedule without passing out. Even feel like you have swallowed toxins? Bleh.

Speaking of swallows:
I managed to get over to RAPTOR to drop off a butt-load of perches I had left in my car. As I was pulling out of the driveway, I saw this bird:

Swallow sitting
Well, hello there, little Northern Rough-Winged Swallow. What are you up to?


swallow take off
Oooo....gathering sticks and mud?

Northern rough winged swallow nest building
A-ha. Building a nest under the covered bridge? Good choice.

Back out again
And back out again.
I watched them do this over and over again. Birds are nothing if not industrious.
These holes are old drainage thingies, and I guess the birds know what they are doing. Let's hope Mill Creek doesn't flood again any time soon. The nest site is about 5 feet above the water.

northern rough winged swallow resting
Take a break, dude. You've earned it.

8 comments:

Lynne said...

Neat swallow pix! Isn't it just the best thing to sit quiet and watch birds live their lives?

I sure hope you feel better. You have to mend your tomach before your BIG WEEKEND.

Kitt said...

Sorry you've caught a bug! Better the birds get 'em (and eat 'em).

The bracelet and earrings arrived! I love them! So very cute. I will post pictures tomorrow. Thank you!

NCmountainwoman said...

Here's hoping neither you or the swallow gets washed out. Feel better soon.

Owlman said...

VERY rude of your insides not to invite you - BAD insides. Hope your outsides are feeling more human soon.

NatureWoman said...

Hope you're feeling better by now! Cool swallow pics!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love these pictures. One of my favorite things to do is to watch swallows build nests. They are so busy when doing this.

Mary said...

I agree! They need a break. I saw swallows constructing a nest for a while and they wore me out. Amazing.

Hope you feel better, Susan. Big weekend coming up :o)

KatDoc said...

Nice NRWS series! Hey, feel better quick - we're gonna bird our A$$E$ off this weekend!

See you there,

~Kathi