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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25 comments:

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

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

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  3. Great shots of these delightful youngsters.

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

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  5. 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. :)

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

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  7. Beautiful birds! They are similar to our Barn Swallows.

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  8. They are pretty swallows. Great photos!

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

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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

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

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  13. 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! :-)

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  14. They are adorable little swallows. Nice pics!

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  15. Stewart, love the little birds. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. They are cute little swallows.

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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.

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

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  21. What a nice pink collar.
    Very beautiful.

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