Sunday, June 26, 2016

Swallows take over under the bridge

Cliff swallows have taken up residence at various points under the Veterans Memorial Bridge.  The birds have been nest-building there over the past few weeks. Cliff Swallows traditionally build nests on cliff faces but have adapted their skills to bridges and other structures and feed in areas near water.













11 comments:

  1. really cool pics!!! what is the nest made of? looks like paper balls!

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    1. The nests are made of mud. That's one of the reasons the birds' habitat is near water.

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  2. This is really cool. Thank you.

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  3. Looks like they are filling in the holes. :-)

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  4. The family that works together grows together.

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  5. Yes, PennDOT might be able to use their help! No grants or planning phase required, just get right to work.

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  6. That's too cool! I found a You Tube link that shows how they build the nests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ0IP8kSwcA

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  7. Was PennDot responsible for removing our original lights?
    When restoration to the bridge is being planned or begins Rivertowns Officials better make sure it is a RESTORATION

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  8. Very nice pictures !!!!! Never saw these kinds of nests before !!! Thanks !

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