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Flycatchers deserve pride of place as summer birds

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The title "Birds of the Summer" surely should go to the aerial insect-eaters.

Chief among them are the swallows, so numerous this time of year. Seven swallow species of swallows nest in the Red River Valley. A seventh occurs in western North Dakota.

These birds differ in habits and, especially, in nesting and flocking behavior.

But they are all insect eaters.

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