Epitome of summer. Swallows ceaseless never ending agile graceful flight spending most of their time on the wing.
“Effortless twisting turning darting high up in the sky searching for umpteen thousands of insect food moths flies gnat pests.”
Glossy metallic blue backs deep-red throats faces forehead swept-back wings with distinctive long forked tail streamers.
The male streamers are even longer.
‘Belief is Swallows bring good fortune particularly if nesting on your house.’ They both build the mud nest then female lines with feathers.
Feeding their babies chicks over ‘400’ times a day.
Then – Flying all that way home again to Southern Sahara Africa. Yes truly they are ‘Amazing’ Swallows.
Help Swallows: Under roof beam nesting in your garages and barns.
Ledges in sheds as their nests are often built low down. Soft mud. ‘And any available nesting material.’
“If Swallows survive this torturous route they still have a long journey. Yet – Another haul of several hundred miles taking over two days -
Without once a place to stop for rest water or food.”
But – ‘Along the Gibraltar vicinity the skies are filled with birds of prey – ’
Brood 1; 2? British Bleakness - Utterly Repellent – Loss…
“Enjoy the beauty soundscape of – Swallow songbirds. Singing long genial merry warbles of high trills rattles croaks and twitters.”
We have to appreciate them – ‘Our Garden Songbirds’ – And their behaviour ever more –
‘Their help we humans need in clearing up billions of gnats aphids insects bugs creepy crawlies flies moths all that ‘we’ dont want.
But – We spray pesticides that then kill Songbirds that eat these and to feed their chicks…! Please – Remember that “They do so much – For Us.”
“Songbirds Need our Insect Pests. All without our – Pellets – And reverting to – Spraying.”
Swallow – Bewitching “Glossy metallic blue backs deep-red throats faces forehead & Swept-back wings with distinctive long forked tail streamers”
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