For many of us, swifts, swallows and house/sand martins will be swooping and chasing after insects. They're not the easiest of birds to capture in flight, however, feel free to share whatever photos or videos you get here.
I'm happy to report, I've seen the first swifts here, a bit late, but they've arrived, and hoping in the next week or two to go and see some swallows.
Flickr Peak Rambler
I've been to my favourite Swallow spot on the Suffolk coast at East Lane to try some Swallow in flight shots, it's still a work in progress but I'm OK with just landing or taking off. Our village has a good number of Swifts again this year but they are often too high up for a decent shot, I'll have to try later in the afternoon or early evening when they appear to be flying lower.
Lot to learn
In reply to TJS:
I know photographing these birds in flight particularly, is challenging, but for some, there may be opportunities for stationary photos, like telegraph wires, and other manmade structures.
Our local Nat Trust has swallows literally nesting just above peoples heads, and hardly a soul notices, the swallows don't seem fussed, they just get on their daily business regardless, and I'm hoping to get there very soon.
In reply to gaynorsl:
gaynorsl said:I'll just enjoy viewing!!! No chance of my getting one in flight, it's enough to see them sitting on the t. wires:-)
And easier to photo.
Tuesday, amid the early commotion as a buzzard was getting mobbed by swifts....
I did manage to get some photos of swifts in flight.
Cue Battle Of Britain theme music..... [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzclnH1nJgk]
Probably my best to date.
I'm hoping for some swallows next week.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to Mike B:
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