Monday, July 26, 2010

Low-light walk

It was a it too dark for photos, but I took some anyway. Nice wildflowers manage in the heat (and cold--it's been a mild summer with lots of blustery, foggy mornings).

A winged thistle.

This is not a technically "good" photo of Common Swifts, but it was the best I can do. They circle around their communal nest at dusk before "funneling" in for the night. These swifts don't live in a chimney or a hollow tree, but have chosen to live under a bridge that crosses the canal along the trail. If you walk over the bridge, several dart in and out of it from beneath your feet. They're really hyper little birds and never seem to stop moving, even while roosting--hence, blurriness.

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