Jim Williams has been watching birds and writing about their antics since before "Gilligan's Island" went into reruns. Join him for his unique insights, his everyday adventures and an open conversation about the birds in your back yard and beyond.

Beauty in the air

Posted by: Jim Williams under Birds in the backyard Updated: May 17, 2012 - 3:09 PM

 Some species of birds are most beautiful when in the air. Barn Swallows on a wire or fence don't have the dramatic beauty they show when swooping in pursuit of insects. These birds were feeding above a lawn this morning, using wings, tail, and a strong wind to twist and turn and race inches above the grass. It's a shame those tails are not more readily seen.

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