Thursday, July 23, 2009

Swallows

Swallows love barbed wire! Or... maybe they love the lands they surround! I don't know, but it sounds reasonable, so finding swallows can be pretty easy if you know where to look. Here are a few found on a particularly good day:



Adult Barn Swallow











Northern Rough-winged Swallow











Juvenile Barn Swallow

9 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Nice captures! So clear, and muted backgrounds.

Richard said...

Absolutely great pictures. I'm beginning to think you are another of my favorite blogs that just can't take a bad pictures. I know, for every one we see there are 20 we don't see but I'm sure happy to see the ones you keep.

Sunny said...

Super pictures. Great detail right down to the little web on the fence.
Sunny :)

Tami said...

Positively pea green with envy over that adult barn swallow pic. When I'm out brush hogging they swoop and dive along with me all day. It's a feast for them. I don't think I've ever seen one sitting still. Really...just a great shot.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your pictures show these swallows at their best.
Blessings,Ruth

Bird Girl said...

Gee, Hannibal...these pictures are so clear and detailed you can see the rust on the wire and even the tiny spider webs! Lovely swallow close ups!

Tina said...

Gosh, I didn't really realize what a difference there was in plumage between the juvi and his ole man..quite stiking. Great shots!!

jalynn01 said...

Swallows are pretty and I love to watch them... you caught a couple of beauties right here on the barbed wire.
Such detail..... sigh!! Love it!

Leeloo's mum said...

These pictures are so gorgeous :) I hope someday I can take awesome pictures like yours! The rough-winged swallow looks all snuggly, heehee.