Thursday, 7 June 2012

Swallow




A few digiscoped shots of a couple of confiding Swallows from my recent visit to Frampton in Lincolnshire. These two birds were perched on the visitors centre and didn`t seem to mind the comings and goings of various binocular wearing and tripod clad birders.

22 comments:

  1. Greetings John,
    Although the title of your posting tempted me to make some sort innuendo, I refrained :)
    Swallows are a fine looking bird. Today I saw a crow on my chimney.
    Have a peaceful day, my friend.
    Gary

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    1. I don`t know what you mean Gary! ;)
      Swallows certainly are a good looking bird, as are Crows, as I am sure you noticed on your chimney!
      J

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  2. I've never seen a Swallow that's not airborne before. The beautiful colouring really shows in your photos.

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    1. Thanks Bazza,
      You do normally see them `swooping` over corn fields on a clear summers day, but sometimes they perch for you.
      J

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  3. Love the cute swallows, great captures.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, very kind of you.
      J

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  4. You've caught the detail of every feather with these shots. I almost feel it will fly out of my computer screen!

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    1. Thanks Susan,
      Wouldn`t that be great if they could?! That would be a great invention!
      J

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  5. Well done John, great shots of the swallow! I love the coloring of this swallow!

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    1. Thanks Tammy, yes the blue really shines out, doesn`t it!
      J

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  6. Brilliant images of the Swallow.

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  7. John, I adore Swallows of all kinds and your Barn Swallow images are magnificent~

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    1. Thank you Mary,
      We only get one type of Swallow here in the U.K., although we do get Martins and Swifts, which are also gorgeous birds.
      J

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  8. Lovely images of these sweet little birds John.

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  9. Well done John! Lovely photos. I've never managed a really decent one.

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    1. Thanks Jan, I would love to get one in flight, but it`s a bit hard with my digiscoping gear, the bird is just too fast!
      J

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  10. Beautiful photos, John! That last one is my favourite, makes me want to stroke it. (They might not mind comings and goings but I'll bet stroking is off the menu.)

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    1. Thank you Omi,
      I don`t think that they would let you get that near to them! ;)
      J

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  11. In Australia, we call these Welcome Swallows. I love their colours!!

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    1. Thank you Liz,
      That`s a good name for them, they are always `welcome` here! ;)
      J

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