Posts about birds

Swallows on a telephone wire

Last of the swallows

Last of the swallows for this year, I suspect. I haven’t seen them around much this year at home, but there were dozens out yesterday, feeding their young before their long journey. (We have a perfectly-positioned telephone wire near our balcony, so it’s a great spot to watch and to photograph them.)

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The swallows’ viewpoint

Our regular swallow visitors have a preferred perch above the area around our house. And it’s just a few metres from our balcony.

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Gwatt nature reserve, Thun

Gwatt nature reserve, Thun

I just came across a short film I made in January and posted to YouTube at the time. Filmed with my X100 and edited quickly in iMovie, it shows the publicly accessible lake-shore nature reserve at Gwatt, some fifteen minutes’ drive from home.

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Guillemots at Elegug Stacks

Elegug Stacks are two limestone pillars standing freely, a short distance from the cliffs on the coastline of Pembrokeshire in south west Wales. Due to their inaccessibility, a multitude of birds are allowed to breed in comparative peace.

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