129 Swallows on a wire

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Here’s an interesting couple of photos of a group of 129 swallows sitting on some power lines (130 if you include the bird that’s about to land) getting ready for their holiday to Africa.

Did you know that the collective name for a group of swallows is ‘A Flight of Swallows’? Migrating swallows fly about 200 miles per day, flying a distance of around 4,000 miles to sub-Saharan wintering grounds. They’re too small to build up fat reserves before they migrate, so instead they eat on the wing as they head south. 

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