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Cliff Swallow

Petrpchelidon pyronnota

Description:

Rich rust, black and buff coloured swallow with a buff patch above the beak and on the rump. Build nest colonies out of mud under eaves or bridges or ?

Habitat:

A re-established colony after many years! Some over-zealous do-good, removed all the nests years ago and totally removed any evidence of a colony on the north tower of the Katzie Marsh beside Pitt Lake, BC. Thankfully, the swallows have found the tower again and re-established this perfect location for a colony. They have the marsh and the lake to hunt insects over and the colony is so well protected in this tower.(Except from humans!)

Notes:

Loved to watch them flying back and forth to their nests. Some nests seemed to have new parts added on and others seemed to be empty.

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2 Comments

Thanks Jemma! It was just wonderful to stand there and watch that colony for a while. Happy for a breeding success story for birds!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

lovely.Thanks for sharing.

KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 4, 2013
Submitted on Jul 21, 2013

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