A Hide for a Home

Occasionally I manage to get out at dawn to a nature reserve close to Earnewald in the hope of capturing better images from the cover of a bird hide…to my surprise swallows had taken to nesting in the rafters of the hide…

In these images a pair of swallows were busily building a nest, gracefully darting in and out of the narrow windows, while I tried my utmost to stay out of their way… 😉

Jan Durks Polder 186

Jan Durks Polder 194

8 responses

  1. Lovely photos!

    July 30, 2013 at 5:39 am

  2. aww, how cute!!

    July 31, 2013 at 5:55 am

    • Yes they are…they were a bit curious about the focusing light on my camera…Thanks for stopping by PD! ☺

      July 31, 2013 at 7:56 am

  3. Beautiful photos. 🙂

    August 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

  4. Lovely black and whites of the swallows! Do you know what they are?
    You stopped by my bog the other day so I wanted to view yours! Thanks for stopping by and please return. Leave a comment and I will answer.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:19 am

    • Thanks Sheila! ☺ They are Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica)…last week I checked in on them and they are sitting on eggs, they need to hurry up because they are getting ready for their long journey back to Africa…

      August 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

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