One swallow does not a summer makeFriday, June 10, 2016
But many swallows surely must! A couple of weeks ago we were extremely lucky to see swallows hunting insects over the river two days on the trot. At least, they had potential to be swallows..... or swifts...,. or some kind of martin. But swallow-like nevertheless! On both occasions the swarms of birds must have been at least 50 strong, although impossible to make much more of judgement than that. They were such agile fliers; zooming like a bullet, then chopping and changing route in a fraction of a second. They were amazing to watch. Some flew so close, we could feel the whooosh on our faces.
Alas, with my 50mm prime lens they were nigh-on impossible to capture at all. This is perhaps the best illustration I can offer. Specks above a tree!
Below: Catkins and feetkins