The title of this post sounds like the beginning of a great bird joke. Perhaps you can think of a punch line. In any case, about a mile from the parking lot that I described in my last post, I found about two dozen swallows perched on the railing at another public access area on Cannon Lake. This area was a bit more sheltered from the howling wind. Remarkably the birds were comprised of about equal numbers of three species. From left to right: Tree, Bank, and Cliff swallows. The Barn Swallows, that were so common at the south shore of the lake, did not join these birds.