Those who know me, know I ADORE SWALLOWS~
To observe them in action as they cross water and fields, grabbing up insects in mid air...amazing!
Their aerobatics in flight also stunning!
Their looks beautiful!
Add to that the information I obtained when I "Googled" them was this:
Tree Swallows will consume 2000 insects per day, and feed their young 6000 insects over a 45 day nesting period. Insects make up 99.8 percent of the swallow's diet. A single Barn Swallow can consume 60 insects per hour, which means upward of 850 insects per day.
OK, I for one do not have hatred toward much of anything, for if one hates, they wish that thing which they hate gone, possibly even dead.
I HATE Mosquitoes because they love me.
From June unto the first freeze every year, they will do all that they can to torment me.
I can spray myself with the best of products, or homemade remedies and those pesky insects, can always find a sliver of skin to bite me and I do not like that at all!
Today, I am sharing a selection of images taken in the past 2 weeks of my encounters with many of the Barn and Tree Swallows that thrive near us, yet to my dismay, not near enough for me to be able to observe them on a daily basis~
I am linking up with Stewart at:
Wild Bird Wednesday