Thursday, June 15, 2006

Barn Swallows



I've been slacking a bit in my writing here. It's not that I haven't seen some interesting things lately or not had something I'd like to write about, but I just lack the free time. The problem is I'm not a very efficient or good writer - I tend to edit and re-edit and even though the final product doesn't really show it, most of my blog posts here on average take me anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to write. That's time I could spend doing a lot of other things that need to be done, like sleeping, or cleaning, or practicing karate.

But enough of my excuses. Here are a couple pictures I took this weekend of some barn swallows that live underneath my condo. They tend to swoop around over the cove catching bugs and are kind of relaxing to watch. (I was trying to work on a project I took home from the office, but Sunday turned out to be such a nice sunny day I found myself distracted staring out the window at the birds. I had been hoping for a nice rainy day.)



On this particular day, the swallows were landing in the mud to gather up pieces of seaweed - I assume for building nests.

3 comments:

shiloh said...

Cool pictures! :)

B said...

Those are really great pics!

Linda said...

Nice pictures! Did you see their nest? The swallows' nests are pretty interesting. They built them out of mostly mud, sort of like a sculpture. I'm amazed that they can make anything so elaborate with just a beak!