One of the more impressive birds of the Appalachian Mountains is the tree swallow. Now there’s all kinds of dry scientific facts about these birds. Most of it is focused on their breeding habits and how their immune system declines with age. But I’ve always associated them with superheroes. The seem to have a sleek costume and they even have a mask that keeps their true identity secret. And they are fast and agile! They can fly at around 22 MPH and turn on a dime. While they nest in existing holes in trees or take up residence in houses that were intended for the purple Martin ( which they are often confused with. ) they love to hunt insects over the water. They will come zooming along with their forked tail and turn to catch their prey so quickly that you can blink and miss it. I’ve tried for years to try and catch one in flight over the water and they are gone before the auto focus can find them. If anything in nature moves like a superhero it’s the swallows. Typically they are loners. Just the male and female along with their brood but they also form loose colonies and will even come together to fend off a predator by diving on it in succession. Any raccoon found sneaking up on a nest would soon find himself in stream of living bullets. Teamwork is the true attribute of superheroes! My little friend here gracefully lifted off after a few minutes of posing on the barbed wire and in true superhero fashion he disappeared in a blink with waiting for any thanks. Perhaps his superpowers warned him of a nest in trouble 🤔.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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