Thursday, 18 August 2011

Swallows........................... heading back to Africa

The swallows are heading south on their migration to winter in Africa.
I see them gathering on cables as I journey to and from work.
The signals at Vale Royal Locks gave me a new perspective... a great place for the birds to rest.
The swallows are mainly juveniles making their first migration as the adult birds have already left.


 It appears our summer is coming to a close..........

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love those little rings they're resting on. makes for some really nice photos. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Yes, I'm with you, the summer has finished. And, what has happened to the summer? Bye bye Swallows.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is interesting that the young ones know what to do, when to do it and where to go without their parents leading them on into their maiden voyage. The wonders of Nature.

Horst in Edmonton said...

The Swallows seem to know where their other home is down south, I think the memory on where to go is built in when born. That is truly amazing that they can do that.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...We have 4 days of hot and hummid weather ahead ...Don't want to think summer is over !!
The birds are doing there thing with there built in clocks that say it's time to go!!
Grace

missing moments said...

I like how you captured them. Sigh! I don't want summer to end!

ADRIAN said...

It doesn't seem two minutes since they arrived...where does time go?

Arija said...

It is always sad to see them go . . . another ending.

holdingmoments said...

I'll miss them, and the Swifts and Martins. Hope they all have a safe journey.
I think the summer's had it too Andrew.
Lovely shots; and interesting perches they're on.

Pantherka said...

These are wonderful shots, great!

Fotokarusellen said...

Great shots, Andrew.

A nice weekend to you form Poland and still summer.

JM said...

Swallows are a feast to the eye everytime I go to Carrapateira (Algarve, southern Portugal) in summer. They fly over the house by the hundreds and dive in the swimming pool always flying! At first I thought they were just drinking water but, actually, they get wet. It's fantastic! These photos are lovely.

Marias Teater said...

I tried this week, but they are impossible to capture in flight (anyway with my equipment). These are very nice pictures!