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Cliff Swallows

I’ve read a lot about Cliff Swallows and seen them from a distance, but Heber was the first place where I saw them nearby.     They were all gathered near the mud to grab it for nests.   Cliff Swallows look a lot like Barn Swallows with a tan cap.   Here’s a Barn […]

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Tree Swallow Nest

Tree Swallows are so beautiful.  Their iridescent feathers look green or blue depending on the angle.     I assumed that they built mud nests like the Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows, but it turns out that they’re cavity nesters.  This articles says they often nest in woodpecker cavities.  I found a swallow nest inside […]

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Bugs

As I mentioned in the previous post, we went back to Heber last weekend.  I saw a lot of birds and a lot of bugs. I brought you dinner     Everyone has bugs for you to eat!     In a variety of sizes.

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Barn Swallow Babies

  I took a trip out to Antelope Island to test out the new lens.  And you’re going to love these images.  I arrived in time to see tiny fuzzy baby heads poking up from a Barn Swallow nest.     These goofy little babies spent most of the time with their beaks open.  These […]

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Barn Swallows

Farmington Bay is generally beautiful, but in the summer it’s absolutely gorgeous.  Especially this summer because it’s been such a rainy Spring. By this time of year things are usually dried and yellow.  Not this year.  This year things are lush. Every time I go to Farmington Bay I find something fun.  In my last […]

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White Pelicans

Yesterday was hot!  We went to Farmington Bay and stayed just long enough to get some good pictures. Can you see how the heat warps the picture in the distance?  I’m going to learn a lot this summer about how to take pictures in extreme heat.  The birds were feeling the heat too.  Check out […]

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Swallows

I love swallows.  This is a barn swallow from California: Barn Swallows are best distinguished by the tail feathers, which look like little pincers.  I always think of earwigs when I look at their tail feathers.  Both Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows make nests out of mud, but the Cliff Swallows make nests that look […]

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