Fledgling Barn Swallows and a Fearless Fox deedsphotos
As we were enjoying a beer after our Thursday evening sailboat race a couple of weeks ago I noticed the three young barn swallows sitting on a line only about 8 feet away solemnly watching us . I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures using a flash. The birds were not spooked by the flash and continued to sit and watch and listen to us discussing why we didn't do better in the race. They didn't offer any suggestions!
As I walked back to the parking lot I noticed a fox standing on the beach. I'd heard that our sail club had a fox den on the property but had never seen one. (We've had far fewer Canada geese this year!) A picture of the fox is included. He stood and watched as I took his picture and wasn't spooked any more than were the swallows.
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- Barn Swallow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. A distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings, it is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the America
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James Lady's Stillwater Studio Website
- Stillwater Studio
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