Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WW: Barn Swallow Nest, Take Two

Baby Barn Swallows Photo


"There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before."
- Robert Lynd

Remember the barn swallow nest I photographed last year? Another swallow family built one just a few feet away under the same staircase this year. The nest is so high up that my camera couldn't spy the baby birds until they were almost big enough to try to fly - now they're soaring all over the place!

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38 comments :

  1. Oh such cute little birdies. I am surprised at this capture. WoW!

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  2. Awww, reminds me of that bird that flew out of husband's car last Saturday. Good thing it didn't fry in the hood under the Texas sun.

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  3. Wow! That is wonderful Kristin! You got such a lovely shot. Thanks for hosting.

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  4. That's a great capture. Their nests are so greatly made!

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  5. Wow, how could you take this awesome photo! It´s very unique!

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  6. They're so cute! Great shot!!

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  7. Great close up.

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  8. Wow. They're reallllly cute!!!

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  9. Awesome shot! They are so cute! We have a bird that built a nest right outside my door in a planter box. Scares the beejeezus out of me when I open the door and it zooms past lol.

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  10. Awhhh...they are so cute, we once had a family of Robins build a nest under our sdck.

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  11. Aw, how sweet! Looks like cramped quarters now that have grown.

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  12. So teeny!!!
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  13. They are so sweet. Quite nestled in there. How did you manage to take the photo without startling them? Looks like you were right in there with them. :) Have a wonderful WW!

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    1. Their nest is about 5 feet above my head so they barely paid attention to me ... hurray for 7x zoom. :D

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  14. How awesome! That is a sweet photo!

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  15. Awww! What a sweet capture!

    Happy WW, Kristin!

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  16. Great shot. I love nature pictures.

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  17. Robert Lynd apparently had never been invaded by barn swallows who at first adorable in pairs return each year in ever increasing numbers until thousands of them are busy building mud nests under the eaves their mud and droppings staining walls and windows and their darting bodies dive bombing darkening the skies at feeding time...

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    1. Oh dear, that sounds awful! This is only the second year they've appeared - I hope my boss doesn't have to deal with a swarm in the years to come.

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  18. aawww....how cute they are! They must be awesome to watch!

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  19. Gorgeous photo. Happy WW, thanks for linking up at Mystery Case. Have a great week.

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  20. There is nothing better than capturing those pics. I have enjoyed watching all the birds we have in our backyard, including a family of ducks and quail!! Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie this week!

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  21. I swear there is a nest just outside of my bedroom window.

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  22. How adorable are they. We always have at least one nest. This year, we had two. We had robins and house finches. Thanks for hosting WW. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  23. Fantastic shot! They made me smile!!

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  24. Wonderful quote with an important message that we should all take very, VERY seriously! Great capture too!

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  25. So adorable! What a great image to capture :)

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  26. Cool capture!
    We had robins on our porch for a few years, but they haven't come back for the last two. We are quite bummed about it.

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