To continue with the hype from my last post from Finley NWR, I have a FFF (Featured Feathered Friend) for you. Or perhaps, it’s a FFFF (Finley Featured Feathered Friend). Well, no matter how many F’s I include, all I can say is that I got pics of one gorgeous bird.
On the stretch of drive leaving the refuge on our first trip, an ever-so-tame Barn Swallow landed on a wooden fence just feet away from us and stayed for quite a while as we reveled in its proximity to us. These aerial acrobats seem to almost always be on the wing, and when they do land, usually they’re a bit far away on reeds or spindly branches on a tiny island in a lake or marsh. Or maybe they’re a little high above us on utility wires so that all you see is their belly, or maybe just their silhouettes with their prominent forked tails lending their ID.