These exceptionally fast fliers feed on insects that they catch in flight, and can often be seen at dawn or dusk in great numbers performing incredible aerobatics in huge numbers over ponds, lakes, and open areas where there are lots of flying insects. This was one of a pair that were circling me as I wound my way up a risky trail up a steep basalt cliff just south of Naches, Washington.
- © 2014
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