About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Photo Share: Swallow drinking while flying over a swimming pool

Swallows drink mid-flight; as they fly over water they dip their bill to the surface to drink.
Swallows drink and even bathe on the wing, dipping down to take a mouthful of water or touch their belly to the surface for a quick rinse. These birds also feed almost exclusively in flight, by catching flies and other prey in midair.

Thank you Nicolas Sanchez  for allowing me access to your amazing photographs! You can see more photos are at Wikimedia Commons. If anyone would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.