Monday, May 13, 2019

Flights of Fancy eBook Excerpt: Red Rumped Swallow Spotted in Maligcong, Bontoc

I first noticed the swallows making daredevil dives on my person.   One or two would sort of fly straight on your walking path but swerve at the last minute, as if making a show of their flying prowess.  I noticed the tail outright which identified the bird as a swallow.   Their predilection for the eaves of roofs are another giveaway -- their rather small claws are better suited to hanging on cliff walls (or gables of houses) where they patiently build mud nests fortified with twigs.  If you observe their painstaking effort during the course of the day, you will have no recourse but to admire their patience.  And of course, their flying prowess.  | © 2018 Oggie Ramos | Taken with a Nikon B700, Handheld, Manual Mode


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