Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Red-rumped Swallow at Ferry Meadows CP, Peterborough






Preening whilst in flight

Being harassed by a House Martin



Some record shots of the Red-rumped Swallow which was found on Sunday morning by Matt Webb. It was seen in the company of House Martins around Overton Lake and Roman Point for most of that morning and then again in the evening. I saw it again on Monday morning and it was again reported that evening and then again this morning. A nice addition to my PBC year list.

24 comments:

  1. Pretty bird, I love the scissor-tail. Great shots!

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  2. Great pictures. It's not easy to capture these in flight.

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  3. This bird has such a beautiful shape in the air with those elongated tail feathers - wonderful photos!

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    1. Thanks Silver Parrot! A very distinctive shape!
      J

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  4. Very nice shots John. They have returned once again.

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    1. Thanks Roy! Not an annual event in the Peterborough area, this is only my second!
      J

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  5. Tough to get photos of these birds in flight. Good one!

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    1. Very tough Andy, thank you!
      J

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  6. Great flight shots of the Swallow

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  7. A pretty species! Apparently they are occasionally vagrants to Australia and surrounding territories as well.

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    1. Hi Christian! I didn't realise that they were so widespread!
      J

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  8. Isn't that a beautiful swallow. I can never catch them in flight, I'm amazed how many great pics you were able to get!

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    1. Thanks Kristi! I took hundreds of photos and these were the best I managed!
      J

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  9. Wow! What a wonderful sighting! You got some great photos of these beautiful birds!

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    1. Thanks Marie! A great sighting for our area!
      J

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  10. What specifically is a 'Record Shot' John? By the way, I love the name of this bird although I haven't come across it before!

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    1. A record shot Bazza is one where you can recognise the bird, but that's about it! Most of my photos are record shots!
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