The Tree Swallows are amazing, they have beautiful blue feathers and fly like stunt pilots. Trying to get a photo of their antics is next to impossible. when the young ones fledge the nest they get a lot of encouragement from their parents and fed lots of bugs, they even get fed in flight. We were lucky enough to be canoeing the Beaver River on fledgling day, which we could figure out which day it is every year, a wonderful day on the river.
This Snipe has been visiting us every year for as long as I can remember, it stands on this post resting one leg. I often refer to is as “the one legged Snipe” I wonder how old it is? How long do they live for?