Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Rough-Winged Swallows, July 8, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday, ABC Wednesday, and Wednesday Waters

Wild Bird Wednesday

Northern Rough-Winged Swallow, Lee County, Mississippi, June 6, 2015

Northern Rough-Winged Swallows breed all across the United States and southern Canada.  They winter in California, the Gulf Coast, Florida, and parts of Central America.  Their scientific name is quite a mouthful: Stelgidopteryx serripennis.  (The Southern Rough-Winged Swallow lives in South America).

They nest near rivers, lakes and streams, sometimes using man-made cavities (up underneath bridges, for instance) to build their nests. Their principle food is insects.  You may sometimes see them flying low over water catching insects in flight.

ABC Wednesday
Z is for Zebra

Zebras are natives of Africa, but can been seen in zoos in many cities around the world.

They have very good eyesight, and their hearing is well-developed, too.  Did you know that each zebra's stripe pattern is different from every other one?  Yes, each zebra has a distinct individual pattern.

Wednesday Waters 
Tishomingo county, Mississippi, USA, June 30, 2015

This small yacht is going north on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northeast Mississippi.  Its home port is Panama City, Florida.

Have a beautiful day!

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  1. That is a great fence shot for Tex this week. Love the wallow and Zebra shots.

    1. I did not think of that, I guess, because I already have a post for Good Fences (a fence post! LOL) ready to be published tomorrow. But I might use it later. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. I like to see Zebras but sadly, not in zoo's. good shot's !

    best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  3. The little boat looks delightful framed in the leaves.

  4. Hello, great captures of the Swallow, they are cute birds. Pretty view of the water and boat. Have a happy day!

  5. zebra is such a handsome animal.


  6. A great looking Swallow, and yet another new variety for me. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Stunning images of the swallows.
    This never seen so new to me.
    The zebra is beautiful.
    Best regards, Irma

  8. I have never seen this swallow his broad shoulders.

  9. Great swallow...and wonderful young zebra!

  10. Love the top sparrow pick and the zebra.

  11. Lovely the swallows sat still for you... I am too slow to get pics of them usually!

  12. The photo of the boat looks very peaceful. I would love to be a passenger.


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