Sky Full of Martins

As evening approaches, the wind dies and the cries of the purple martins ring out across the lake. purple martinsSitting in the grass, camera in hand, I watch the flock. Perched all over their gourds and supporting sticks, they twitter, preen and suddenly take to the air. Purple Martin ColonyCalling, swooping and diving, the sky is filled with purple martins, glowing orange in the light of the setting sun.

I’m again linking up with Northwest Frame of Mind  and her 1 Day 1 World project. Click over to see what else was happening around the world in the eight o’clock hour

9 comments on “Sky Full of Martins

  1. Such a relaxing way to spend the evening, thanks for sharing it with us. 🙂

    • Jessie says:

      It seemed nicer than sharing pictures of my hooligan children popping out of bed repeatedly while my husband put them back again which what was going on just behind me as I sat in the lawn with my camera. It was a good night for many reasons! 🙂

  2. Sally says:

    What a beautiful image 🙂

    • Jessie says:

      Thanks, but it hardly did the evening justice. Course that just means I need to take more pictures, and write more- ok by me! 🙂

  3. Heyjude says:

    We have swifts screaming over the rooftops here, and a bat, but they all move far too quickly for me to get a photo!

    • Jessie says:

      I love watching all those bug catching birds swoop, but they are hard to catch in action- I have many, many failed photos of the martins!

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