Sunday, September 11, 2011

High rise living.....!!

I was out and about on Friday when a friend rang to ask whether I'd seen the nest of swallows at the local shops and that if I wanted to take a few pictures I'd better make it pronto because in his opinion they were about to flee the scene. I called in on the way home to have a look, and was fascinated to see where they'd built their nest and reared their young.. high up on a security box between the bakery and the supermarket the two young swallows peered down at the many people passing in and out of the shops obviously feeling quite safe. They did look very sweet up there and I took a few shots, went home put them down on the computer, not so happy with the lighting, thought I'd nip down and try again, all in the space of about 15 minutes...have to say my friend knew what he was talking about....gone, vamoosed, not a feather in sight, he knows his birds does Bob.....!!

29 comments:

  1. That first shot is a heartbreaker Grace - they are soo sweet! Such lovely colouring.

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  2. That's quite the darling little high rise apartment they have there! Hope no one falls out. LOL

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  3. Barn Swallows... love them (hate the mess) but put up with it year after year to have them nest in our carport and raise their SO cute birdies... love your shots!

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  4. Well that shop has some cute greeters.

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  5. "One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy".
    Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)
    I wonder what 2-3 make of our sunny days? Great photos again.

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  6. chirp chirp!!!! (tweeting)


    Aloha from Waikiki;


    Comfort Spiral


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  7. Tu as réussi cette photo, et c'est l'essentiel! Le printemps est arrivé, et les oiseaux amoureux aussi.
    C'est beau!

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  8. A sure sign that your spring has arrived Grace! Well done on the timing and to this numpty photographer, the lighting looks pretty good!

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  9. "A room with a view"! you made nice shots, the babies seem already tall boys, no wonder the had to fly away..

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  10. Lovely little cherubs indeed, such angelic little faces, look forward to more snaps of their brood once hatched :)

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  11. Fantastic! The top shot is lovely, they look so cute.

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  12. which is why we should seize the opportunity when it presents itself...as you did. i think, after watching a nest for awhile, we humans get a sense from the birds of when it's time for the chicks to fledge. strange, but i, too, had a sense of when our chicks would leave the nest and watched most of them take their first awkward flights.

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  13. They are adorable! I just love the looks on their faces in that first picture.

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  14. A bird on the wing cannot be delayed. You got some great shots before they fled. Love the close-up of the first photo. PS. I added information to my Santa Fe blog re. my new apparel, just for you. Hope that answers your question about the veracity of my post :>)

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  15. Ha, they look content... love the first picture.

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  16. An alarm system very " twitter"...
    Un saludo.

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  17. That is so exciting! You literally "caught" them just in time! I love that first photo, so sweet :D

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  18. Not a bad place to live, great pictures!

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  19. Those are some cute little birds. Nice photos too!

    Are they loud in a good or bad way?

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  20. These are precious and so glad you caught them before they took wing!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. oh they're adorable; you won't believe it but i have pretty much the same shots of these chaps in Florence, Italy!! I should send them to you:)

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  22. oh, they're so adorable to look at.
    tee hee. ^0^
    every morning,despite the horrible sound of the traffic, a group of these chirping birds would ( i think ) perched outside our window, tweeting non-stop on top of our a/c,i almost caught sight of them, but just like you said, one slight move and they quickly go away. ^0^

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