14 May 2014

a row of White-breasted Woodswallows

 eight of us

nine

and side-stepping for a moment; a location shot, just across the road some

ten


...you've been checking my count? ... we're up to eleven now :)


seems there was enough body warmth happening up top; so let's start another row shall we?

At this point I couldn't stand back any further and capture well enough, so just shifted focus to the newcomers on the bottom line.  While standing and photographing these sweet little birds, on a very windy day .... I was missing out on three Sacred Kingfishers, some of the birding group were observing sitting on another wire, a little further up the road.

The sky and light wasn't good, so I had figured black/white might've been more successful capture anyway, though I would've liked to have tried with the Kingfishers of course, but they'd left by the time I'd walked away from the Woodswallows.


Birds in Backyards fact sheet on the White-breasted Woodswallows is here - you can hear them too.


Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

42 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they are ADORABLE!!! :D

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have never seen a picture of birds cuddling for warmth before. Great job.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos and a great capture.

Ela said...

I really love your photos of birds ! Wonderful photos !!
Greetings

Andrew Fulton said...

Haha! A brilliant post.... And they are soooo cute

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! Great photos!!!

Rajesh said...

It is fun to see them together.

thewovenspoke said...

What a wonderful series of shots, cute little birds.

Lisa Gordon said...

They're adorable, Carole!
It looks like they're having a meeting. :-)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

A unique and interesting set of images!

Karen said...

They are cute, wonderful shots.

Montanagirl said...

They are so cute - and sweet! Birds on a wire.

Bob Bushell said...

Special Carole.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, what a cute sequence of photos. Adorable photos.. Have a happy week!

Jocee said...

Those photos are just gorgeous. Would make great wall art.

Roy Norris said...

Lovely shots of the Swallows Carole.

Merlesworld said...

No one likes the cold not even the birds.
Merle.............

Gail Dixon said...

I can see why you were spending so much time photographing these birds. They are so CUTE! Bless their little hearts. Great job on the images.

Andrea Priebe said...

We have Barn Swallows where we live and they often line up on the phone wires out back ... though I have never seen them snuggling like yours. They are very social and seem to live in large groups ... I assume mostly family. Wonderful captures,Carole. Enjoyed this post ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Brian King said...

Wow, these are fantastic! They certainly cuddle right up!

Chris Rohrer said...

What a great bird! I mean birds:) Very nice find!

Susan said...

Aw I just love their cuddling togetherness Carole - they're so sweet :D)

grammie g said...

Hi Carole... So precious,there having cuddle time!! : )
Wonderful shot's !!

Grace
Thanks for coming by my post's and your encouraging words!!

Margaret Adamson said...

I love these little birds and how they behave but I have never seen that number cuddling up with one another. Great shots.

Linley S said...

Thanks Carole, those pics brought a smile to my face, a wonderful capture.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Oh, how sweet!! :-)
You posted some great pictures again lately!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

d9215c9a-648d-11e3-ab4f-000bcdcb5194 said...

ist das niedlich
DANKE
mit einem LG vom katerchen

Karen said...

Safety and warmth in numbers! How sweet!

Frank said...

Super images Carole.

janiceadcock said...

Love it!!!!

Richard Waring said...

Hi Carole, thoght you were showing the back cover of one of the bird boks, Pizzey and Knight? can't remember. Beautiful shots of the woodswallows. Regards, Richard

Irma said...

Great, so much swallows together.
They keep each other warm.
Greetings Irma

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic shots Carole, you did great on these photos! Adorable how they are all lined up like that.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Sounds like a kindergarten poem. What a cute capture!

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - I have never managed to see Woodswallows doing this!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Geraldo Maia said...

Very interesting and beautiful photos.

Kind regards from Brasil: Geraldo

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

So funny your swallow count. Gorgeous !
Thea are so cute !!!
Best regards, Synnöve

mrbennettkent said...

What a wonderful find!
Gorgeous birds and utterly adorable - seen on Wild Bird Wednesday

Laure Ferlita said...

Carole, you know me well! With your permission, I'd love to have a go at your gorgeous swallows with my paint brush. What fun to see so many huddled together.

Laura said...

Oh, those birdies are soooo sweet! Loved your close up photos of them! Thanks, Carole!!! Hugs, Laura

Ida said...

What fun photos. I loved seeing how many you captured and how cuddly they all looked.

Helma said...

Great all these birdies in a row hahahahaha ...
Carole wonderful series!!