Saturday, 27 June 2015

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Swallows in Donegal (Part 6)

 These Swallows were doing their best in the wind and the rain to stay on the fence and all the shots were taken from inside my car.  You will hear on the video at the end I still have my indicator light on as you can hear the tick tock!!!

















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I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

I hope you liked the Swallows and I thank you for visiting.

I finally arrived at my friend Trish's home,unpacked and settled in for a few days, however once again NATURE had a different idea and all will be revealed on Monday's Post.

Many thanks for those who leave comments and I wish everyone a happy weekend.

43 comments:

  1. They are simply glorious. Feathered marvels. Thank you - and a happy weekend to you too.

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  2. a relative to the barnswallow I think :) Gorgeous images.

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  3. I want to come back as a swallow!

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  4. I want to come back as a swallow. (Or a cat.)

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  5. Lovely captures Margaret. Have a good weekend.

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  6. Such gorgeous clear shots of the swallows, I love their coloration and cute forked tails. I marvel that you got such clear photos with all that strong wind. The sounds they make are so cute. They are the same colors but different patterns than the barn swallows here.

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  7. Your Swallows do a lot of resting. Good to see them at eye level.

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  8. Hello Margaret, pretty shots and video of the Swallows. They look like are barn swallows. I love the background to so pretty. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Hari OM
    What a most delightful array! I particularly love the 3rd from last shot... worthy of a painting I'd say... YAM xx

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  10. Beautiful birds. They look cute.

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  11. Really amazing captures. Love the bird shots with the shallow depth of field.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  12. Love 'em all today Margaret. The close up images AND the ones with the far-distant shots showing them all hunkered down on the fence wire.

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  13. Tweet-tweet, as sweet as sweet can be.

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  14. WOnderful photos. I haven't seen a swallow since I was a child.

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  15. Since I viewed a video of a composer who made a song based on birds sitting on wires, I think of it everytime I see birds on a fence - reminding me of musical notes.

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  16. Great shots, even in the wind. They are handsome birds, and you've captured them well.

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  17. Had a lovely watch of one yesterday, it was performing super tight turns at high speed

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  18. Beautiful images Margaret of one of my favourite species. I like the individual birds in the images but equally liked seeing multiple Swallows on the fence.

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  19. This is such a beautiful bird and it is so cute how they line themselves up on the fence. These photos are great!

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  20. beautiful birds. love the wire and slat fence they are sitting on.

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  21. So that's the secret to getting good swallow pics! Wait for a storm and they just hold on...I try them on the wing sometimes, no dice.
    ~

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  22. Hi Margaret, These are such great pictures!!!

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  23. Beautiful Swallows and the young, love it.

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  24. I loved the puffed up look of the Swallows . . .
    Great old time fence too . . .

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  25. Oh what a lovely bird and such great images. Hope you have a lovely time!!

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  26. Gorgeous photos! What pretty birds.

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  27. All are gorgeous feathered friends photography ~ favorite is the first fence photo ~ very creative!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  28. Very cute pictures. Swallows have a beautiful look and they often seem to be playful,I like that.

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  29. Great swallows - so pretty!

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  30. I love love love Swallows and these images are wonderful Margaret!

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  31. I love swallows and the quality of both the photos and video is superb....Michelle

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  32. The Swallows have had a hard time of it this year Margaret. The weather has not been helpful in providing lots of insects and I'm hoping that the promised heat wave of next week will boost the Swallows' productivity. Keep those pictures coming - I love Swallows.

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  33. Never seen them perching on fences in groups like that................

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  34. Margaret these swallow shots are just wonderful. We have some swallows here , but these are really incredible and the colors so vibrant. also loved your video!

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  35. they are pretty, i really like the unusual variation in their color!!!!

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  36. Looks like the swallows are thriving in Donegal!

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  37. The Swallows are beautiful birds. Great stills and video.

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