Saturday, June 03, 2006
Rain, rain go away. Enough with the rain. The northeast, where we are, is again getting deluged with rain. Welcome to global climate change. This extent of rain is hard on birds, especially our Tree Swallows, many of whom have eggs in the nest and are incubating. Swallows eat flying insects and in this cold, rainy, and windy weather insect activity diminishes, making it hard for them to get food. They have to spend more time flying, less time incubating. If it is too less time incubating, their eggs can die. Sometimes they have to choose between finding enough food to survive themselves, or incubating to keep the eggs alive, but starving. We hope that is not the case this time. Tomorrow's forcast is for less rain, so we shall see. Keep your fingers crossed.