Thursday, 11 July 2013

Swallows nesting under Acton Bridge...............................................................

I have been sailing under Acton Bridge on the River Weaver for a few weeks and have seen the Swallows nesting in the girders underneath.

Acton Swing Bridge
I had the chance to get a closer look a couple of days ago and had a wander along the tow path.

Most of the nests are over the water but this one was above the path... 
...walkers and cyclists pass it by everyday... most of them probably don't even notice it.

I took a couple of images then carried on my way... from a distance I watched as the adults fed their young.

Swallows are all along the River Weaver and feeding alongside the Sand and House Martins.
They are nigh on impossible to capture in flight so it was nice to capture them on the wire.

Linking to Sky Watch FridayCamera Critters and The Bird D'pot

23 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots. They're so cute.

Steffi said...

Very cute photos of the birdies,AndreW!Well done!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shots for the day, Andrew! I do love the birds!! Delightful! Have a great weekend!

HansHB said...

A great post for the theme!
Well done!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

How neat!!! Love the blue sky, also, with the lone swallow.

Pat said...

These are really nice photos of the bridge, river, swallows, and their nest. It's amazing that they can create a sturdy nest with small globs of mud. A bridge over a river is a perfect spot for them.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Andrew Lovely series of shots of the Swallows especially the babies pipping out of their nests. Margeret

Bob Bushell said...

What a great bridge to be born, cheers Andrew.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the second shot where you are getting the "look".

TexWisGirl said...

i think swallow babies are some of the CUTEST babies in birdland!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty scenery and cute swallows. The second shot is my favorite! Have a happy weekend!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We have a couple that return to the side of the house each year. Nice to see your discovery Andrew. xo

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wow! I admit to being envious as I've been trying and trying to capture swallow shots at Jericho, with not even one photo to show for it. Such beautiful birds and you do them proud!

Michelle said...

Sweet, wee ones!

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...So cute especially the second on love these little guys!!
Great shot of the adult too!!
Gracexx

Brian King said...

What awesome shots! I love swallows! We have both the Barn and Tree Swallows around here.

Lou Mary said...

How lovely! If people took more of an interest in their surroundings I'm sure they would be surprised as to what they would see! Great shots of possibly my favourite bird!

The Herald said...

Great to see Andrew, wishing them luck as they'll soon be starting out on their first big adventure!...[;o)

Horst in Edmonton said...

I love swallows, they are awesome little birds, and they eat a heck of a lot of mosquito's, which I hate.

bailey-road.com said...

Those cute little faces peering out of the nest!

Gemma Wiseman said...

O what a delightful view of those little heads peeking out from the nest! And love the perspective of the swallow on the wire in the last photo!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautifully captured Andrew!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the babies peeping out.