The Swallows arrived in our area yesterday and this little one had the misfortune to fly into the glass of a large window, knocking itself out. We put it in a quiet, shady place on the grass in the garden, with water nearby, and left it to hopefully recover. Several hours later it was still huddled in the same position, eyes closed, with the sun edging towards the shaded area. I tipped a little water over its beak and the eyes opened. It still sat for a while, giving me the chance of taking a few pictures. I then sprinkled beak and breast plumage with a little more water, whereupon the little bird flapped its wings, flew into a nearby bush then soared away into the distance
Virtually a full frame capture taken from 2m away, handheld. I was lying flat to get a low POV, but this gave the bright "mushy" foreground of sunlit grass. Not sure whether this is too distracting so would be interested in hearing any views you may have.
Many thanks for your support of my last upload, with a special thank you to Ronnie(RonnieAG), David(Graggwildlife) and David(johnjo58) for their User Awards - much appreciated and valued
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