Trivia: Swallow

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Its Surely Summer For There Is A Swallow. Come One Swallow, His Mate Will Follow.

Much folklore surrounds the swallow. To see the first swallow of the year is regarded as a good omen. The sight of this bird indicates that summer is on the way but watch to see if the bird flies low as this will signal that rain is on the way. If this bird builds a nest on the roof of your home, it is thought to be lucky and to be protective against fire, lightning and storms.

There are around 84 species of swallow. Swallows are known to spend more time on the wing than any other songbirds in the world. It takes a pair of swallows up to 1,200 journeys to build a nest. Swallows always drink on the wing, flying low to sip the water. This one I guess is the red rumped swallow.

SwallowSwallows seen @ Baggar. Parent Love @ Gugukhan. District Nainital

 

203014931750d4adc9d14b9Swallow comparative credit Adesh Shivkar

 

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HAPPY  TRAVELLING!
Monika Ohson / TravelerInMe

 

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