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TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES. 87
nests, and when breeding they
peep with their attractive dark
brown heads outsi(le the hole
of the oval or rounded nest.
IIundrleds of them (an thus be
observed from a distance, whilst
thousands whirl and circle around
in various directions-screeching
bills and feet particles of soft
earth or clay and return to their
nests. Myvriads of them thus swarm
to the water places and gather
the soft and doughy mud particles
which is plastered by them in
an artistic way--one particle near
the other until the large nest is
C(IFFSsALLDWl C(1.INGING TO ITS OVAL SHAPED NEST
< Slightly Enlarged)
and chatterinlg, and coming and
going from their nests-indeed a
very fascinating sight to behold.
In preparing their peculiar nests
these swallows often fly a great
distance to some suitable waterhole
or creek and there gather with their
completed, as seen on the photos,
representing the nests in about
one-half natural size. Each nest
is built separate but close to each
other, and the nests are supplied
but sparingly with a few helms
of straw and some of their own
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