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Might as well make it 3!!!.Barn Swallow

Might as well make it 3!!!.Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Was so close to this guy,but trying to point the cam in the air,could not quite focus on his eyes,but did catch the sunlight on his front plumage,they have a lovely silky look.I do have so much admiration for these little bird.No posing at the moment,they are both busy flying to and fro with food,so hopefully the chicks have hatched,Cannot wait for them to be perched on the phone wires waiting to be fed.So lucky to have 2 breeding pairs 20yds from my back door.
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Perfect shot and just love the sheen on its feathers - it was the first thing I noticed. I also have great admiration for this little fella - the best bird in the world.
Beautiful Christine, this is the best shot I've seen of that silky chest. Swallows are one bird I have so far had no success with, so I'm full of admiration for those who post photos of them - especially photos this good. Thank you. :clap:

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