Wednesday, 15 August 2012

This afternoon, as I got home from work, rain began to fall, so I decided to wait until evening to visit Migrant Alley, maybe a Migrant had dropped down during the afternoon rain.

On arriving I scanned the fence lines and fence posts, but no Wheatear or Whinchat was spied, nor any calling Yellow wagtails were heard going over, but there were some birds about, a flock of around 20-25 GOLDFINCH fed on the thistle seeds, and a flock of 40-50 LINNETS were on one of the paddocks. Along the fence wires a flock of around 30 SWALLOWS were sitting, most of them young birds, I manged to sit about ten meters in front of them and spent an hour photographing the feeding exploits.





10 comments:

Marc Heath said...

Great set Warren, top shots. You should take this up for a job.

Warren Baker said...

Thanks Marc,
Trouble is, weather conditions like this evening, plus the opportunity with the Swallows, rarely coincide, i'll not earn much at the rate it does happen! :-)

Phil said...

Stunning Warren!

Pete Woodruff said...

In a word....BRILLIANT Warren.

Rohrerbot said...

You are truly a master my friend! I did a similiar shoot 2 weeks ago for release in two weeks and my shots don't even compare to what you've captured here. Incredible. You should be quite proud of these....and frame.:)

Greenie said...

Warren ,
Great shots , and good that the adults are finding suficient insects to feed their young after the Summer we've just had .

Warren Baker said...

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on the Swallow photo's, it was a rare combination of things coming together and being in the right place at the right time that made the photo's so nice :-)

ShySongbird said...

Excellent shots Warren!! Really lovely captures both here and on your other page, you must have been in birdy heaven :-) Bet that took your mind off the man flu ;-)

Hope you are feeling much better now.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Songbird,
Thanks, yes feeling better now, just got an annoying cough!

Christian said...

Hi Warren

These images are absolutely top-notch and you must be very proud of them. Great action, beautifully sharp with lovely clean backgrounds.

Christian