The Gathering —- Monday, August 29, 2022

It’s with great sadness I see the swallows are starting to gather

This will go on for several days.  The coming together and gathering.

Then, when the newly hatched are strong enough.  They will lift up as one.

And leave.

I have only seen them lift off and leave once in my life.

It was unique and precious and very exhilarating.

What a fragile gift our birds are to us.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



10 thoughts on “The Gathering —- Monday, August 29, 2022

  1. Here too. There is some fun in it for me though, as this is my last chance to get the swallow species I have missed so far this year. Currently looking for Bank Swallows and Purple Martins. Nice photos!


  2. Is it the normal time or a tad early? I hate to see them fly off too. I’ve notice a reduction in the number of hummers at the glowers and feeder ~ I know it’s “instinct” when they migrate, but it is early for the hummers.


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