I wonder what you want to learn today? Yes, this is the problem one is faced with when you want to be cute and find an easy weekly blog subject. I could share with you what stories I’m working on… or mention something I did earlier this week… but those are definitely not of consequence. I mean… who really wants to know what I get up to?
Looking through the galleries I thought I may share a bit of bird love. Swallows are some of life’s most endearing birds. We all seem to know about them. They do something we most likely want to do… follow the summer! Imagine that… living where the winter never gets to you!
So… taken from Birdwatch Ireland’s site… here’s a few facts about the swallow (Hirundo rustica) that visits Ireland…
Diet: Swallows feed almost exclusively on insects (midges, flies) caught in flight.
Breeding: Constructs a bowl-shaped nest out of mud in suitable spots in barns and other buildings.
Wintering: Swallows spend the winter in southern Africa, migrating across the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert in spring and autumn.
Where to See: Common throughout Ireland in the summer. Large flocks gather at wetland sites prior to migration in autumn.