Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday - Masked or White-Breasted?? Woodswallow


A few hundred yards down river from that noisy water-skier
(post below)
where there is a patch of wetland, these swallow came in to 
roost in their hundred as the sun sank lower.


Hard to say whether they are Masked, or White-Breasted
swallows, I need Stewart's expert opinion on to put me right on 
that one.


Whatever they are called, they were an inspiration to watch


and photograph.


Aren't birds wonderful?

Linking to
Wild Bird Wednesday

31 comments:

  1. Birds are indeed wonderful and so are your captures for the day, Arija! Hope things are improving in your world, I'm holding good thoughts! Hugs.

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  2. As far as I can tell these are White Breasted - I'm at work, but I'll check when I get home - but I'm pretty certain masked WS's do not have a uniform head colour - hence mask!

    Cheers - Stewart M.

    PS: great set of picctures of a bird I failed to get good pictures of on my last trip away!

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  3. Great photos. My guess would be White-breasted Wood-swallows. We have those up here and I love the way they all crowd together when they roost on a branch.

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  4. These guys are beautiful! They look like a lot of fun around the tree branches. Glad you were able to capture them on camera:)

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  5. Das ist ja fantastisch liebe Arija...

    Liebe Grüsse Dir

    Hans-Peter

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  6. gosh , these guys are happy up close and personal aren't they ?
    what a great group of chests or maybe breasts gathered together

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  7. Yes they are beautiful!! and so many! /Susanne

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  8. Very nice shots - they crowd around each other pretty close, don't they? I bet they are noisy too!

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  9. I really agree with you, birds are beautiful! And so are your photos of the swallows! I love the last one where they're so tight to each other!
    Greetings from Sweden/Pia

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  10. OH i love the shots with all the little guys lined up...and flying in...to perch on the bare branch! terrific pictures!

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  11. absolutely beautiful! such soft coloration, and i love how they cluster together!

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  12. Beautiful birds! I love that last shot!

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  13. Oh, indeed birds are wonderful. I'm so glad you enjoy them, too.

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  14. Awww! They are so cute. Hope you are finding time to rest and take care of yourself.

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  15. They're almost a choir aren't they? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  16. Hi Arija...These are great ..I have never seen these on any other blogs!!
    Darlings they are all lined up like that!!
    Take care and don't let the water skier get to you!!
    Grace ♥

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  17. What lovely birds - an inspiring photo essay, Arija!
    Hugs,
    Merisi

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  18. They look a happy bunch. Lovely photos Arija. Hope things are starting to go better for you.

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  19. I love swallows! We have them around here, but my pix haven't turned out so beautifully. I think mine are violet-backed swallows, but I'm not sure.

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  20. Wonderful series of shots! I love that last one with them all crowded so closely together.

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  21. These are adorable Arija, especially how they all sit together on the branch.
    Hope by now things are better. I'm sending cheerful thoughts, and lots of {{HUGS}}.

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  22. Wonderful shots of the birds against the blue sky.

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  23. Tree: Those birds are breaking my back.

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  24. These might be the most beautiful Swallows I have ever seen. The bottom shot is fantastic!

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  25. birds against the sky, such wonderful images~

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  26. Just popping in to say hello Arija and have enjoyed these lovely birds very much, thank you.

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  27. Wonderful birds, truly. Your swallows seem to have proportionally larger heads than the American species.

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  28. Good to see you!continue to hold good thoughts for you, Aria! do hope things brighten up in your world soon! Wonderful capture for the day.

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  29. They look so cute! They are chunkier thsan our swallows and thier beaks are quite different!

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