Clipped From Washington C.H. Record-Herald
Meandering Along the Main Stem By WASH FAYETTE Howard Engle, veteran barber who has his shop in the Arlington Hotel block, called attention to a pair of bank swallow’s which apparently are building a nest in one of the old brick walls in the vicinity. The bank swallows are somewhat out of their usual habitat in the heart of the city, but must have been attracted by an opening in a brick w’all which appeared to be just as good a place to build as in a clay or sand bank, their usual nesting places. Howard noticed that the bank swallows were different from the barn and chimney swallows which frequent the city. As we watched the pair resting on an electric wire back of the Arlington Hotel, two blue jays— leading killers and thieves of the bird family, flew down, and the swallows, among the swiftest fliers of all birds, instantly flashed out of danger, then returned to chatter away at the offending blue jays.