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Swallow Chicks

By lostnspace2011
Taken in a hide at Arundel WWT last Wednesday.
I had only gone into the hide to dodge the showers and as i approached the hide i noticed a Male Swallow on the window ledge. Got closer and he never budged, got to 5 feet away and heard wings flapping around on my right where i then noticed a 2nd adult Sparrow and the nest to the left of where the mother was perched.
Image a little noisy as it was dull in there.
Comments as always welcome Smile

Tags: Swallows Chicks Wildlife and nature

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norton 14 6 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 3:00PM
Nice capture...........


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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 3:17PM
A stunning natural wildlife photograph, which for me ticks all the right boxes.

Regards Nathan
Alec1 10 4 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 4:30PM
Nice capture, I was also there on Wednesday and if you look at my p/f I got a shot of the adult sitting on the window ledge.
14 Jul 2012 4:57PM
Thanks Tony and Nathan Smile

Alec. I too got the Male sat on the ledge and the female perched on the right of the chicks but will upload these seperately. Did you happen to get caught up in the Thunderstorm?? I ended up taking shelter in the Sand Martin Hide whilst it poured it down. Maybe we crossed paths Smile ......Maybe you will be able to ID some of the birds that i have been unable to, im hopeless at the best of times, no more than when they are changing into their summer colours.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
15 Jul 2012 4:23PM
Beautiful shot ,I have one in my pf as well,thank's for your comment
15 Jul 2012 4:46PM
Thank you Netta. Its the 1st time i have managed to successfully photograph Swallows, great to get all of the family. And you are welcome too Smile
16 Jul 2012 4:15PM
Nice one Mark like to see the swallows. Jamie
16 Jul 2012 4:40PM
Thanks Jamie. I will be posting the parents up one day soon. I am trying to mix things up for now though and not post just one subject matter.
17 Jul 2012 8:56PM
Nice shot
17 Jul 2012 10:02PM
Thank you Tony Smile

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