chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,
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Another world wide web premiere at this magazine. For the first time, we feature Barn Swallows!


Barn Swallows are sleek birds with a blue black back, cinnamon belly and reddish brown chin. Their long tails have a deeply forked shape and white spots can be seen on those. We had a photo session with a Tree Swallow before. Unlike other swallows, Barn Swallow rarely glides in the air, still remains a very agile flyer.


Barn Swallows often cruise low, flying just a few inches above the ground or water. Quiet often they can be seen flying above marshes, meadows, ponds, and coastal waters. True to their name, they build their cup-shaped mud nests almost exclusively on human-made structures.


The story below is a photo depiction of a family of Barn Swallows. Overall, it’s not an easy task to get a swallow comfortably sit in front of the camera. This time it was three juvenile birds sitting on the branches…


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and their parents were watching for them not from far away.


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The adults spotted me with the camera almost instants. But the younger generation wasn’t that alert.


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Then the parents stated jumping on the branches, calling the little ones to join them into changing of location.


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The alert dance caused little changes in the younger birds position. They remained calm and careless.


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All of a sudden another swallow rushed into the place and pointed the others in my directions.


The look they gave me wasn’t exactly encouraging for picture taking.


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Finally, they realized that I am rather harmless and continued with their routines.


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Thank you, lovely Barn Swallows for letting me to get insight into your lifestyle!


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