Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pic Today 8/25/16



IF YOU BUILD IT,
THEY WILL COME

Purple Martins
love communal living.

This "speed demon" swallow
has simple requirements
if you want to establish
a purple martin condominium:

o  One or two gourds on a 
ten-foot pole,
with an opening & perch

o  In an open clearing 
  with lots of room 
  to dive and hunt 

All it takes is one pair
to set up house,
raise a family.
 
And they will return each year,
and attract more purple martins.
 
(The top photo is a local condo.)
 

9 comments:

  1. Bonjour Rick,
    Je le vois comme une petite maisonnette pour les oiseaux et c'est bien :)
    Belle journée, bises !

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  2. que curioso

    lindo ver asi los nidos

    abrazos y feliz jueves

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  3. Es bueno tener pájaros cerca, pero no encima...jeje

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  4. Incredible!! A bird with a character!:)
    I love the houses (and the title - so very true!)...

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  5. We have black swallows here, I've never seen a purple one. There're white swallows, too, although extremely rarely. A famous Bulgarian writer has a short story about a dying girl, whose only hope to live is to see a white swallow. It has turned into a symbol of happiness and luck.

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  6. Las aaves parecen formar parte de una poesia

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  7. Wonderful!!
    We can only for many more initiatives of this kind, nature would be much better off!

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  8. Very interesting!
    And the bird is so beautiful...

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