Tuesday, 15 April 2014

I've just seen my first Swallows this year..........................................................

Travelling home from work tonight I spotted my first Swallows of 2014... only a few but wonderful to see.

These images are from last summer... along the River Weaver.

Juvenile captured during June 2013...
 ...there were plenty of nests under Acton Bridge swing bridge last year.
 Hopefully more of the same this summer.

Wild Bird Wednesday

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i think they are some of the cuties baby birds ever. :)

Merisi said...

Such special images to celebrate the return of those beloved winged friends!

The juvenile is out of this world. Never seen a bird portrait like that!

Gunilla Bäck said...

How wonderful! Swallows have been seen in Helsinki too.

Andrea Priebe said...

Like you, I love the Barn Swallow. They are voracious insect eaters and keep our air clear of mosquitos during the summer months. Our's are not back yet and I am glad because it is still uncommonly cold here. Beautiful pictures.

Andrea @ Form The Sol

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew... I am still alive ; )
It is so exciting to see the birds return!!
Love these photo's ..the babies are so cute!!

Gracexx

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Swallow, and, I saw the first one today as well.

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots of nature's gems ~ beautiful birds for OWT ~ xoxo, artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Cute, cute, and MORE cute!!!

Stephanie said...

beautiful captures.

bailey-road.com said...

These are great shots of the Swallow.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful swallows, glad to see they are back.. Great shots, the juvie is cute!

Brian King said...

Great photos! I laughed at the second one!

Arija said...

Drew, you saw your first welcome swallow and yesterday, in the middle of autumn, I snapped one singing it's heart above my head. Nature here is confused and reacting as though it were spring rather than autumn, bulbs popping up and roses in full bloom as well as fruit trees.

Shey Wicklund said...

It's always great when they stay still for a photo op. Nicely done. :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird.

Carole M. said...

lovely to see Andrew and they're great little birds to watch being busy collecting mud to make their nest; they work so darn hard ...one teeny beak-full and then fly from mud-source back to nest ..

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Andrew Brilliant bird shots. I have not seen one yet.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh I adore Swallows and some of the species for around here are returning as well. Great share here Andrew~

Les Fous du Cap said...

Spring is a beautiful season. Beautiful photos
;-)
Céline & Philippe

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful birds, I love watching them dart around.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Now you know it is really Spring.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such beautiful captures! Swallows are such joyful birds. xo Karen

Phil Slade said...

Not many here yet Andrew. All those cold northerlies!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

How lucky you are, No swallow has been spotted here …yet! lovely pictures!

Stewart M said...

I was down on the coast today - large numbers of Welcome Swallows were gathering ready for the trip north! We had at least 100 around the house - 15 minutes later, none!

Nice pictures of your first of the year.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne