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Summer Swallows

Summer Swallows - Cameos of Bird Life #13

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Swallows were everywhere, over the house, and over the meadows; to and fro, to and fro; rebuilding their nests tucked under the rafters of the disused barn across the way ...

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July (Dog) Days

A Calendar of Haiku - July

 thunder clouds 
shadowing mountains
a buzzard calls

One of the more vocal birds of prey, the buzzard, often gives a mewing call during one of its trademark broad-winged thermal-riding soars ...

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June Meadows

A Calendar of Haiku - June

‘His [Yellowhammer] song is but a few bars repeated, yet it has a pleasing and soothing effect in the drowsy warmth of summer’.

Birds of a Southern County – Richard Jefferies

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