Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Purple Martin

These pictures were taken on April 1st, 2008 at the High Island RV Park, High Island, Texas. Purple Martins very seldom ever touch the ground. All of their food is insects taken in the air and they even get water in flight by flying low over water and skimming the water with their lower mandible. Although Purple Martins entire diet is flying insects, they don't eat that many mosquito's. That's because they usually fly higher than mosquito's go. They very seldom take insects at ground level.

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