|Northern Mockingbird, Texas; 6/22/2011.|
|A dive-bombing Barn Swallow putting on an aerobatic display (barnstorming?), Texas; 6/22/2011|
|A Barn Swallow doing its "Batman" impression as it begins it's swoop down on the other perched swallows,, Texas; 6/22/2011|
Another common bird on the land were barn Swallows (Above). I caught a small kettle of Barn Swallows playing some sort of game. They were all sitting on a telephone wire and would take turns flying up in the air and attacking one of its friends sitting on the wire trying to scare them off its perch. If it succeeded in chasing the perched bird off the wire, then it would take its place on the wire and the swallow chased off then would attack another bird perched on the wire. This went on for some minutes. The mourning was very gray so I didn't have good light to capture their antics, but their silhouettes (Above) tell the story. I love the Barn Swallow as it makes for a great silhouette, with its forked tail with an open line of holes.
|A misty mourning in Texas; 6/23/2011.|
|Blue Jay, Texas; 6/22/2011.|
|Box Turtle, Texas; 6/22/2011.|
|Val took this fantastic misty mourning sunrise in Bauman Park, Cherry Valley, IL; 11/3/2007.|