Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Purple Martins and Frogs

A typical late spring morning around here. A green frog sits on a floating plant in the small pond while a tadpole below sprouts legs on the other side out of the way of the goldfish.
A male and female Purple Martin sit outside their apartment that is probably a lot neater than the swallow nest under our porch (middle shot below). That messy nest is less tidier than the house parents created a few years ago (bottom). It's the same nest they use each year, but probably not the same adults.