Flying Food

Birds were out in force on Saturday morning in Green-Wood when Eastern Subterranean Termites started “hatching out.” The winged reproductives pour out of their colonies and take to the air. They’re not the best of fliers, and many never even get into the air.

Half an hour after I took a picture of this stump swarming with the termites, and two American Robins shoveling them in, they were all gone.

This was another nearby stump. This male House Sparrow is probably taking this mouthful back to the nest.

Kingbirds were in the middle distance. Higher still were Chimney Swifts and swallows, including some Northern Rough-winged (here taking a break).

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