While stalking birds at Vomb’s ängar I saw a group of Barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) over a pond. They were going for water insects and it was amazing to see how they picked up the insects from the water at high speed. I decided to try to get pictures of this…well, it was not an easy task. a few hundred shots later most were out of focus or missed the birds completely. But I actually got a few decent images.
Below a sequence of a succesful catch:
Early summer is the prime breeding season in southern Sweden. No wonder everbody is somewhat touchy and irritable. And often the larger birds have to give way – or is it just patience with the little ones?
Not any better for this beautiful Red Glead (Milvus milvus) under attack by terns, the Common tern (Sterna hirundo) and the far more exciting Black tern (Chlidonia niger). Guess who won the battle…