23 October 2012

White-browed Woodswallow

 presumed female, or immature (my current desktop image)

male at top branch



It was during my September Macquarie Marshes trip at Warren, inland N.S.W., that I saw these birds for the first time.  The location is depicted more, this post In search of water, nature's bounty.  While  photographs in that post were difficult because of light entering the camera in the mid afternoon, to suddenly find these birds way up behind me, with the sun on them, just made my day (again).  Always treats in store, if only we just find the time to go look for them.

You might also enjoy the White-breasted Woodswallow in previous post here.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

27 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

Well Done! They're hard little blighters to catch sitting still - it's always my luck to see them swooping and gliding. All very nice, but hell to photograph!!!

mick said...

Great photos and another bird I still want to see! We have lots of White-breasted Woodswallows up this way.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, the joys of spring and the sun shining on the objects we want to photograph. Heaven, for sure!

Marcia said...

Incredibly blue sky. Perfect backdrop for those birds.

Kerri said...

Oh what a beautiful bird!

Montanagirl said...

Pretty birds! Isn't it fun to get a nice photo-op surprise now and then? Good work!

i stora drag said...

Lovely photos of this swallow I don't recognise and what a blue sky! Marvellous! Greetings Pia

TexWisGirl said...

another beauty! lovely colors!

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos of the swallows Carole, also in your previous blog, really great.
Greetings Irma

Karen said...

Splendid shots, love that blue sky!

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley birds aginst the blue sky ,Nette

Lisa Gordon said...

What beautiful photographs these are, especially against that wonderful clear blue sky!

Gary said...

They're beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Adam Jones said...

Stunning birds. Wish we had them here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love these birds -- thank you for the second look! I am lucky to get a bird (any bird) in any light...you are very patient...great bird photos and beautiful blue sky too.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Mmmmm, very pretty! I love the color markings.


Hootin' Anni @ Hootin' Anni's - Egret taking to flight
and
I'd Rather B Birdin - Cooper's Hawk

Brian King said...

Excellent, Carole! The exposure is wonderful - you got the bright blue sky and the detail in the birds! I'd frame that first photo in a heartbeat!

eileeninmd said...

Carole, they are pretty birds and the sky is such a beautiful blue. great captures. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Castle said...

Great pics Carole...and such a beautiful blue sky!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Stewart M said...

They are great pictures and the light it splendid.

I dont see wood swallows all that often - but they are great birds.

cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Australia

einfachtilda said...

Was für fantastische Fotos von den schönen Vögeln.

LG Mathilda ♥

Pat said...

What lovely captures!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very nice set of photo images of great looking birds~

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos from this special swallow. Great !

Nigel Monckton said...

Very pretty creatures indeed.

diane b said...

Super shots of the swallows. It is rare to catch a bird with the correct light. I didn't realise swallows were so colourful.

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful swallows, and great photos against the deep blue sky!