Barn Swallows

Discussion in 'Words / No Words (W/NW)' started by tonyturley, May 25, 2016.

  1. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Barn Swallows are odd little creatures. They will often congregate on my window ledge in the spring and summer, sometimes in groups of a dozen or more. They have a strange habit of twisting their head around and lowering it to the ledge, as if they are listening for something. I've seen them twist their head around so much it was nearly inverted. Fuji X-E1 + Konica AR 57mm f/1.4.

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  2. Gosh, Tony, these little guys are so very like our Welcome Swallows (so called, because when you are walking across grass and so on, they swoop around you as if saying hello, but in fact are scooping up tiny insects you've disturbed.). The colouring is very similar. I'll see if I can dig up my most recent shots of some down at the local swamp

    Here we go: I had to lift shadows a lot to show the lighter breast feathers, so the photo is not exactly wondrous... But they look very similar. Wonder if they have a genetic relationship...

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  3. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Got these at Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach California.

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