|The Chagrin River on a lazy day.|
|A river bluff, remains from an earlier geological period.|
|Bank Swallow nesting riddles the bluff with holes.|
|Bank Swallows tended their nests and socialized along the bluff face.|
For video of Bank Swallows go here. This video shows the interactions of the Bank Swallow colony. It was a joy to see Bank Swallows in a natural (vs. man-created) habitat. Watch carefully for the bank swallow hole (mid-screen left) where excavated sand comes flying out of the nesting cavity!
To read more about Ohio's Bank Swallows- This is from a past blog which features the Bank Swallows utilizing the screenings or tailing piles, the name for the by-product from quarrying operations, at the Marblehead limestone quarry.
|The river walk at Chagrin Falls|
I could hardly contain myself!