The smallest of the hirundines feeds mainly over water, quite often chirping as it goes.
Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you
Saturday, 1 June 2019
Sand Martin - Wilmslow Park
I finally got round to doing something that I had planned on doing a long time ago, photographing the Sand Martin colony at Wilmslow Park. Just a short walk from home, these great little hirundines make the sandy banks of the River Bollin there home each year. Not the easiest bird to photograph in flight, I wanted to focus on the nest holes and hopefully get a something better than a blur. I still managed lots of blurs, but also managed to get some of them whilst almost still.
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It is very encouraging to see a healthy colony like this.ReplyDelete
...Martins are always a wonderful sight!ReplyDelete
I had never heard of these birds before now. Good photos!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Hello, wonderful photos and sighting of the Sand Martins. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.ReplyDelete
Oh my...how beautiful! I love that last one with his little foot sticking out! You must have been thrilled with your pics! It's so nice to be able to take lots of them in case some aren't in focus! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Great shots of a nice little beauty!ReplyDelete
Absolutely amazing! I know just what you mean about getting good photos of swallows. You managed to get perfect ones.ReplyDelete
For linking in with us this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin', I thank you. Happy birding!
They are pretty little things peeking out of holesReplyDelete
I'd never heard of these guys - they're fascinating!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining the party at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/06/pop-art-i-dont-get-it.html
SO tiny! Like the colored under belly or chin.ReplyDelete
What a lovely thing to seeReplyDelete
You did succeed in obtaining some captivating images!ReplyDelete
You did well there Adam. We find that if we closer than say 25 yards away, the whole colony panics into the air and won't go back until we retreat.ReplyDelete