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.
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.
|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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