22 October 2012

Swallows

For a moment they decided to stay put the bare branches standing in the water; some distance away though.  Didn't have my tele-conversion lens back then.  This was before leaving the Mudgee birding camp, inland N.S.W., way back in May.






Then early September, a chance to see swallows again, this time in a rural garden setting at Warren, inland N.S.W.


cooling off, on the shady side of a rustic birdhouse.

It was too quaint not to include the full picture.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love them sitting along the branches - almost like nature's perfect christmas tree ornaments. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The one with all the swallows on the branches reminds me of Japanese art -- just very spare and very beautiful! I love it...we see swallows often, but they're very hard to snap, as they flit so quickly...excellent job all around!

diane b said...

The shots on the tree are super. Hard to get birds still. I love their tails.

Jan said...

Don't see many swallows these days, wonderful they are still around. Lovely photos.
Hugs.

Stewart M said...

Wonderful swallows - they are such a good bird to watch.

Stewart M.

PS: I can highly recommend The Grampians!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful !

Anonymous said...

What a lovely jigsaw puzzle any of the first water pictures would make.

Your rose is beautiful.

Burtine

Digi-Irma said...

Great picture of the swallows, here they left for Africa in September for the winter to stay there, in April they come back.
Greetings Irma

Jan Castle said...

Now this is a 'card' if I ever saw one Carole!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Judy said...

I love the sparrows - especially that one that has not quite landed yet!!
And the birdhouse is wonderful!!