Friday, April 22, 2011

Camera Critter Saturday Tree Swallows







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Recently at a local park we saw the biggest flock of swallows I have ever seen!  It was really fun to watch them.

30 comments:

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

That is a large flock. We have never seen a swallow in person. Nice pictures. Hugs

Sunray Gardening said...

Nice photos. Don't know if I've ever seen them in person either. Have enjoyed watching a Robin in a tug of war with a string I have tied around a shrub.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

Lois Evensen said...

I agree, very nice. :) Quite a gang of them there, that's for sure!

Chandramouli S said...

What a sight! Nice photos that brightened up my day...

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, it is fun to watch the swallows. Nice sighting!

Larry said...

How very neat! L

Out on the prairie said...

What a nice sight. I saw them come through like this 2 years ago.

cat said...

Wow that is a lot of swallows!

Marie said...

We get swallows in small groups, but never in huge flocks like this. How lucky that you were there to capture it all. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Gary said...

Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Frank said...

I usually only see large numbers when they are getting ready to leave us in the autumn.

Jan said...

Great capture of these lovely birds. I have them here, they nest in my bird houses. I also have purple finches such as you have on your blog header, they are right outside my window now eating sunflower seeds.
Always fun to stop in here to view your offerings. Thanks for sharing.

EG Wow said...

I have never seen so many swallows in one place before!

Phil said...

Nice flock of swallows but not near the trees. Have they just arrived from migration?

Andy said...

Looks like you are being invaded. Nice shots.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I think the swallows had just arrived from the south and so many of them were in a small area on the ground, so there must have been something there they really needed after their long flight, it was a sandy rocky area, so not sure what they were eating.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I enjoy watching swallows, they kind of remind me of acrobats!

I hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable Easter!

chubskulit said...

Just gorgeous!!

Here's my critters post. Have a nice Easter celebration.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!
Please come and see my critters, thanks!

John said...

Beautiful critter!

Do you want to see how Jack Russel Terriers gets excited? Have a blessed Easter!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, what fun!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

oh how neat! we don't have that kind of swallow in this area. just barn swallows. nice series of pics!

Ciss B said...

We seldom see them on the ground but in the evenings here in the late spring they dive for bugs, which I love to watch!

ladyfi said...

What a huge flock. Great shots!

BearBoy said...

Nice shots. We only have mud swallows here. Thanks for visiting my camera critters posting.

Michael said...

Looks like your park is going to have a bumper year for tree swallows. Nice pics.

Roan said...

Happy Easter! Love the photos! Impressive display.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love to watch swallows -- that is a very large flock of them.

Gallery of the Mountains said...

Amazing size of the flock! Great shots. Thanks for visiting.

The Japanese Redneck said...

We don't have that kind around here.