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Cliff Swallows

Ron in Atlanta

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This time of year, when you pass under a bridge while on the water, you will often see these small but very fast birds flitting around and jumping in and out of the mud nests they build under the bridge.  Here is what this looks like, close up...


The nests are made of mud that the birds carry in their beak.  It takes many trips.


Here is a chick looking out for its parents who will be bringing food.


Here is Dad with a mouthful of bugs.  They catch them with their beak while flying.  There little guys catch a lot of bugs!


He's checking me out.  The white spot in his eye is a refection of my boat.


Thanks guys for eating all those flying bugs!

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