Monday, May 08, 2006

Violet-green Swallow sleeping


On several occasions in the past two weeks I happened to be watching when the female Violet-green Swallow came inside just before dark, appearing a bit disheveled, and almost instantly went to sleep, eyes covered by white eyelids. This evening it happened at 8 o'clock while the sun was still shining directly into the box. She didn't let it keep her awake, but after about five minutes, she roused enough to preen for a few minutes, and then went back to sleep. Earlier in the day she had brought in a few new grass stems.

2 Comments:

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Sarah Porter said...

dear floyd that's probaly the first bird I'v seen asleep. but still it's a beauty. And I have a bird book and some cards that say stuff about birds like wing span or how many eggs it lays. And I have some fethers. its cool.

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Juliabohemian said...

that's amazing. I see them in flight all day long. I imagine after that they NEED the sleep.

 

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