Monday, June 4, 2012

Today's Bird: The Purple Martin

For Day 2 of the "Birds that Also Live in Peru Series," today's bird is the Purple Martin.  This picture happens to be a either a female (who doesn't have the sheen of a male) or a juvenile who's still coming into the fullness of his beauty.  Martins are a type of swallow.  They swoop around grabbing bugs.  These Martins live in a bird house at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, TX.  Their house overlooks the pond, so they regularly dive out across it to pick up water and insects.  I took this picture on May 12, 2012.

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