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Cliff Swallow (Gathering Mud)

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota


Series: Although I didn't get an official invitation, I was able to attend a small group of Cliff Swallows "Spring Mud Fest." When I first spotted them, I couldn't figure out what they were doing sticking their heads in the mud and flapping around until I remembered the mud huts they build. It was really interesting, fun, as well as educational watching them go about this process. After watching them for near an hour, I was also able to find their huts in-the-making, but unable to obtain a photograph of them. Luckily, I've seen and photographed Cliff Swallow huts in other places.

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Joseph R. Godreau
Joseph R. Godreau 4 years ago

Thank you for the nice compliments.

InêsVeloso 4 years ago

amazing pictures :)

SukanyaDatta 4 years ago


armadeus.4 4 years ago

Superb series Joseph! This behavior has been wonderfully documented. Thank you for sharing :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Nice note! And lovely pictures of interesting behavior.

Joseph R. Godreau
Spotted by
Joseph R. Godreau

Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 6, 2016
Submitted on May 9, 2016

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