Sunday, June 14, 2009

Temporary Habitat

In the new Jasnoch development along Jefferson Dr. behind Target, bank swallows (Riparia riparia) have established a large and precarious colony in a pile of construction dirt. Click the photograph above for more detail. Each of the little holes in the man-made bank is a swallow's nest. When I stopped to take this picture, dozens of disturbed swallows emerged from their holes and took to the sky.


Mary S. said...

Rob: Thanks for posting this explanation. I saw these nests earlier this evening and could not figure out what those birds were up to.

Shan said...

What is being built here? My friends and I have been wondering for months. Please don't tell me more empty houses.

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