The martin babies are here and my backyard is filled with aerial acrobatics, daring feats of swooping and swerving, diving and climbing moms and dads trying to keep all those babies' mouths full. I read somewhere that the parents will feed their babies 50 times a day..whew! I know they are tired!
The female on the top left reminded me of the bird in the dew that I posted here and I'm sure that one was a female martin. It's just so rare to see them sitting on the ground like that.
The female on the right has caught a dragonfly and is being watched closely in case she drops it!
This is my favorite time with our martins- when they fly around and chatter all day long. It won't be long and the babies will be learning to fly, and then they will be gone..usually by the end of July, with a few stragglers stopping in for a rest sometime in August.
Saturday's Critters, The Bird D'Pot
& Camera Critters