Tag: barn swallows

Identifying Birds & A Winner!

I spotted Audubon’s Masterpieces, like a rare bird, hidden in a clearance stack of books for $9.99~ Complete with 150 prints of John James Audubon’s beautiful and scientific renderings~ Fun to compare his artistic illustrations with our bird sightings at the lake~ Where we often see Osprey, Herons, and occasionally the rare Blackhawk. . . And are…

On the Ropes: Swallows, Martins & Mayflies

One of the pleasures of being on the lake is watching the birds~ especially the Swallows and their cousins, the Purple Martins. We have been visited by a large group or “kettle” of Barn Swallows this year. We watched them flying under our dock to build nests formed by mud cups this summer. Both parents…