Parents feeding their young ..............

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Glacier, May 31, 2007.

  1. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    These young Barn Swallows were perched on a power line waiting for their parents to bring them insects. There were four babies being fed but only these two were in a decent place for photographing.

    First pass goes to the right side.

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    A few minutes later goes to the right again.

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    Finally after several passes the one on the left got fed!

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    Another shot of the sparrow that is raising the cowbird. This looks painful to me! This cowbird will allow me to approach within inches now before moving away. He/she stays near our birdbath and doesn't seem to be in any hurry to explore the world.

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Fantastic shots
     
  3. Andy, these are terrific shots - that look on the left chick's face is priceless in that first one.
     
  4. Very good captures.

    Louie
     
  5. Nice captures Andy I like the sharpness.
    Lou
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Super shots Andy. Looks like you are finally getting out on a consistent basis. Things must be calming down at work a bit. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thank you Gale!

    Thank you very much!

    Thanks Dave!

    Thanks for looking Louis!

    Thanks Lou!

    Calming down a little bit but still no bargain just yet.
     
  8. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Well done on your part
    looks like to much work on the parents part !!:biggrin:
     
  9. Great behavioral shots! tack sharp too!

    Best,

    Jose
     
  10. Wow, can even read the serial #'s on the cable!

    Great captures.
     
  11. Outstanding Andy. The first one - WOW!
     
  12. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I agree! There were too many mouths to feed!

    Thanks Jose!

    Thank you!

    Thanks Frits!
     
  13. ThorBob

    ThorBob Guest

    Perfect capture of the moment, and tack-sharp as well. Awesome!

    Thor
     
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