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. 
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Die Rauchschwalbe (Hirundo rustica) ist eine Vogelart aus der Familie der Schwalben 
(Hirundinidae). Sie ist ein Zugvogel.





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Links and information:
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_swallow

All about birds
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/barn_swallow/lifehistory


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