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The Weekly Smile

My weekly smile came yesterday as I walked through one of my favorite local places not far from my home. There were Barn Swallows swooping and darting around me, landing to pick up sticks and mud to build nests. 61 more words

Nature

FIRST FULL DAY AT LAKE SUMNER STATE PARK, NM APRIL 16, 2017

Location: Pecos Campground, Sumner Lake State Park, New Mexico.  Sumner Lake State Park Map (pdf).

Easter Sunday

I was up at dawn.  Blamed it on the dogs, but I wanted to get line in the water.  495 more words

Campgrounds

Losing the Game

A barn swallow, not near a barn.

I’m a hunter. I spend a lot of time thinking about hunting. I think I’m from the old school of wildlifers who went to the wildlife management profession because I was and still am a hunter. 801 more words

Habitat

Birds On The Wire

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Barn Swallows

Phoenicia, New York

Life

A Poem and a Picture

OUTSMARTED

Barn swallows rested on a wire up high.
One carried straw to build a nest this spring.
The other watched, aware of harm nearby. 44 more words

POETRY

Barn swallows

The barn where I work is full of barn swallow chicks.  They are funny!  They like to stay in little sibling groups, and series of five to six little heads will be lined up together like beads, all over the loft.

Family + Friends + Animals

More about My Nature Bridge Retreat

During my childhood and youth, I never went to summer camp.  I could imagine what it was like though, from reading books.  My week at Nature Bridge finally gave me — in my sixth decade — a personal, first-hand taste of summer camp!   407 more words

Travel