Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Barn Swallow At La Pine

Good afternoon folks.  DesertDale is out working on his KTM,while he has a garage to work on it and not out in the sand, with the wind blowing.
     Barn Swallow is  abundant and widely distributed swallow species in the world. It breeds all over the Northern Hemisphere.  They winter in much of the Southern Hemisphere.
    At one time they built their nests in caves, but now they build them in human made structures.  A few still build in caves.
    At times a unmated male may kill  the nestlings of a nesting pair. His actions often may  break up the pair.  Then give him a chance to mate with her then.  
        The oldest known Barn Swallow in North America was 8 years, 1 month old.
         They eat flies of all types. The flies make up the majority of their diet.   Along
          with beetles, bees, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, and other flying insects.
         Both male and female build the nest cup using mud.  When they  reuse a nest,
         they clean out old feathers and add new mud to the nest’s rim.

Time for a 4-wheel run with Randell, Valma and DesertDale, on his KTM.

Enjoy life.  Kitfoxgal 

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