Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 287 - Welcome Swallows

When I was in New Zealand last year I came upon these fledged Welcome Swallows (Hirundo neoxena) being fed by their parents.  I seemed not to be able to get decent images of the birds being fed, but I did get these more stationary images.

I cant help but notice that the young birds seem rather content to just wait to be fed.  This may be familiar to all parents!




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24 comments:

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Cute little swallows! They visit here during migration but none nest nearby. Am looking forward to seeing them in Illinois this spring.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
They are one of the 'sweetheart' species! YAM xx

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots of these delightful youngsters.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice shots.. Regards

Missy George said...

I love Swallows..They used to dive bomb me for the bugs I was stirring up when I was mowing..Wonderful pictures..

NatureFootstep said...

always nice to see the young birds. Especially the swallows. And cool to see them being fed to :) Have a great time in Tasmania I hope to see something exciting from your visit. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the young swallows are cute. I enjoy seeing all the different swallow species. They are adorable photos. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

Brian King said...

Beautiful birds! They are similar to our Barn Swallows.

Marie Smith said...

They are pretty swallows. Great photos!

Ranten said...

Lovely swallows!

Rhodesia said...

So cute and a great photo. Well done. Cheers Diane

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sweetest name for a sweet bird! I read it at first as if there were a comma between welcome and swallows -- as if you were glad to have them back. Well, you would be wouldn't you? I know I would.

Andrea Priebe said...

What little cuties ... all of the swallows look alike (except their coloring, of course) and when they are fed by Mom and Dad, they do have a big mouth. My tree swallows can get very demanding when it is time to eat and another sibling is getting fed first. Hope your trip to your wonderful place is still going on and you are still distracted :) Looking forward to your pictures when you get back ...

ANdrea @ From The Sol

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Still shots work for me too?

:]

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) AWWW!! Adorable young swallow captures. Well done,...I have yet to get a good one, and if in flight forget it!!

Cloudia said...

Fine triptych of shots, S

A Colorful World said...

They are darling little birds! And yes, I'm sure they'll be like most little ones and milk it as long as they can! :-)

Betty Crow said...

They are adorable little swallows. Nice pics!

photodoug said...

Stewart, love the little birds. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

They are cute little swallows.

June Caedmon said...

These are great, Stewart! Swallow babies are so cute!

Nora said...

those are so cute and sweet Stewart. I wonder if it is still hot there, I have family there visiting and they say too hot to go out!

Beth said...

Your swallows have fledged - mine will return in mid-March and fledge around the the 4th of July. They are among my favorite birds to watch - I have over 8 houses for them to use - am getting a barn swallow house this year.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Adorable shots - they look like they should be on greeting cards.