There’s Nothing Like A Good Stretch
Every year, for the past I don’t know how many years we have had swallows nesting around the house. I could spend hours sitting out on the balcony watching them go about their business, but alas I do not have the time. That doesn’t mean I don’t sit out there a little while, with my camera at hand.
Swallows are busy little birds and very vocal too. I love the way pairs work together building the nest and raising their brood. They chitter and chatter to one another constantly and have some very definite calls. First thing in the morning they chitter. There is a chatter that seems to be one swallow calling to the other one to come. Their alarm call is quite distinct too.
One thing I have yet to work out is how to recognise each bird’s gender. I am no bird expert, but I do know that the male birds are usually the brightly coloured pretty ones, and the females can be quite drab. When it comes to the swallows they are so similar I have no idea which is which. If anyone has any idea how to spot the different genders I would love to know!
And that brings me to my Sunday photo or three.
My Sunday Photos
After a busy day, there really is nothing like a good stretch.
Can you tell a male swallow from a female? I’d love to know!
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