Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Violet-Green Swallows

In the sun today, a real taste of the spring that we have been missing, the violet-green swallows are swooping around eating the freshly hatched insects that have taken the wing in the warm afternoon.  They are nesting nearby, although I can't see where, perhaps even on tope of our dormers on our house.  Regardless, these birds are one of the indicators of deep spring.  Once the Swainson's thrushes show up, we'll know that the natural world's summer has begun.