Sunday, June 30, 2013

Barn Swallow

I came across this little one resting.  I rarely get a decent photo because he is usually diving high and low at a high rate of speed across the lake.  Fun to watch but impossible to take photos of most of the time.  He had his beak open which I thought might have been a way of cooling off.  It was one of those hot, muggy days.














You can learn all about the Barn Swallow here.

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I will be linking with Anni's Bird D'Pot,



Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday



and Michelle's Nature Notes


38 comments:

  1. Amazing photos, Denise! How fortunate to catch him resting.

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  2. I can never tell them apart from a swift. This bird is so sleek, graceful and beautiful.

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  3. What a gorgeous bird. Bleah to hot and muggy days though.

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  4. A tenor!



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  5. The Barn swallows are pretty birds, Denise! I have seen the birds panting too. Great shots!

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  6. Brilliant fotos, beautiful bird :-)

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  7. Lovely shots, Denise. I haven't seen a swallow this year. It is most unusual.

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  8. Wow...what a treasure I've witnessed here today with your swallow images!! Great composition and action....

    Enjoyed this immensely Denise!!

    Hootin' Anni AND Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  9. I used to watch them for hours at our barns as a kid

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  10. Lovely little barn swallow and great capture too.
    Sorry I was unable to comment on Today's Flowers, working in the garden gets me so tire I can't think.

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  11. These birds are hard to photograph. Terrific captures!

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  12. Those are great captures Denise, congratulations!

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  13. Lovely photos,great to see them up close.

    Best wishes,
    Ruby

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  14. A few years ago barn swallows nested on our front porch. Afterwards we discouraged future such homesteaders as cleanup became a daily chore.

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  15. I love how you caught the swallows with their mouths open so wide.

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  16. I think swallows are gorgeous little birds, and you're so right Denise capturing them is so difficult. So, well done indeed!

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  17. He's quite a pretty little bird!

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  18. Thank you for all the lovely comments everyone.

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  19. Great shots of a bird that doesn't usually sit still. A clever header too. Birds do open their mouth to cool off.

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  20. Hi there - thats a nice bird - a good old fashioned swallow from the UK.

    Our are a different species here - Welcome Swallows.

    Thanks for the link to WBW.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  21. Fantastic shots! I've never been able to get that close to swallows. Nicely done.

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  22. Very nice pictures of the Barn Swallow. You have come so near it!
    Greetings Pia

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  23. Well done!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  24. Great photos of the Swallows.

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  25. It is funny to see them resting on branches.

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  26. Swallows are one of my favorite species of birds, lovely photos!

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  27. Excellent shots! I've never gotten a photo of the swallows, they're just too fast for me.

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  28. The swallow provided you with some very nice poses, and you captured him beautifully!

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  29. Great captures! I don't think I've ever seen one perching.

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  30. Great shots! I am not quite fast enough to get a good picture of them around here!

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  31. The little one does seem to be worn with heat exhaustion! But he still looks beautiful!

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  32. great shots of the barn swallow. It is a favourite of mine and I like watching it flying. :)

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  33. Oh fantastic photos...what a treat...and I love your header.. Michelle

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  34. This is an unusual shot of a very busy bird.

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  35. Love barn swallows, but they are hard to catch on camera. Great captures!

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  36. Nice job in getting a swallow to hold still for a moment! The only photos I get of them are just a blur.

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