12/12/13

welcome swallows

There are many of these tiny swallows that hang around at our house. They eat the bugs that our compost barrels attract. I have counted 14 at one time, flitting though the sky. I wish I could catch one in flight--they are so graceful. They put on a show for me each evening.

welcome-swallows=nz


18 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

hi Betty. Yes they are a lovley little bird. Twins!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful photo ~ so endearing and gentle colors ~ thanks, carol, xxx

eileeninmd said...

I love the swallows, they are so cute! I like their name too. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Robyn G said...

Looks like fun bird watching going on at your house, Betty.

Jocee said...

Lovely shot of these beautiful birds. They are so hard to photograph - they move so fast.

mick said...

I guess swallows are everywhere - I see them high above my backyard - but I can't keep them in focus in my camera!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How sweet they are! We have swallows that come every spring and leave in September. They are a joy to watch. xo Karen

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little things!

Arija said...

Delightful little things. I have often tried to catch swallows in flight with indeterminate success. but it always is enticing to have another go.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

je te rends visite de mon blog peinture et je suis ravie de découvrir ton blog!

Cath CH Photography.

(◔‿◔) said...

What a great photo. I love the birds too.
Happy evening, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | Mein Fotoblog

Rose said...

They are adorable!

Gordon said...

They are very similar to ours in the UK, thank you for looking in at my blog, you are my first visitor from NZ. Pass the word.
All the best Gordon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love to watch swallows (we have a lot of them around where we stay in Oregon in the summer) but I've never even been able to get a good still picture. You captured them beautifully here.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Love watching bird antics...Have a wonder filled weekend! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/d/

Catherine said...

Oh my, these little swallows are adorably sweet, one seems to be posing for you. I love to capture birds in flight too, but they fly away so fast! Good luck :)

Noushka said...

Lovely photos!
I remember taking a couple of shots of these elegant Hirundo neoxena the first time I went to Aussie!
They are so pretty and quite familiar too!
Cheers!

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

oft sitzen die Schwalben ja nicht im Baum..bei uns ist es so
LG vom katerchen