Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) - Die Rauchschwalbe

Pictures taken in Point Pelee Park, Leamington Ontario
August 13, 2015

The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world.
It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. 
It is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. 
Die Rauchschwalbe (Hirundo rustica) ist eine Vogelart aus der Familie der Schwalben 
(Hirundinidae). Sie ist ein Zugvogel.


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Monday, August 17, 2015

On my way to Point Pelee National Park -

On my way to Point Pelee National Park, Leamington Ontario....
I stopped and walked to the edge and ...
A beautiful view over Lake Erie with stunning cliffs presented itself.
Quote f
rom the Ontario Provincial Park nearby ...
Great birding opportunities in this 68 hectare park.
A trail with fifteen interpretive stops that leads through a century of old hardwood forest.
A 33 meter cliff overlooking Lake Erie.
Visitors can take a leisurely walk to the lookout high atop the Lake Erie bluffs
or picnic in the quiet shade of the forest canopy.
Definitely on my list for my next visit....
John E Pearce Park