White-throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis)
Tired of being the focus of attention? Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of all the photographers? Sick and tired of the paparazzi?
Then build your nest in the local bird hide, next to the dam….
The White-throated Swallow builds a bowl-shaped mud nest with a soft lining of grass or hair. It is usually near or over water, and is built on a ledge under an overhang on a rock face or on a man-made structure such as a building, dam wall, culvert or bridge. Uninhabited buildings are preferred to houses. The nest may be reused for subsequent broods or in later years. (kindly supplied by Wikipedia)
Wonderful post and photos!
This is a sight for sore eyes. I love swallows they are cheerful, kind and playful. They would nest under our eaves and we would watch the babies as they fledged the nest. They would follow along behind my husband as he mowed the lawn looking for a quick meal. Wonderful shots.
How wonderful! The first shot is really beautiful 🙂
Cute and beautiful … we build home like theirs today .. hanging and … god knows what .. they come up with – swallow nest but be the strongest of them all .. we had one nest – and they come back every year .. for so long as I lived with my grandparents. Lovely little post.
Animals and their abilities to adapt are amazing. This little guy is stunning.
Your photo, BD, has done justice to a stunningly beautiful little bird. I love it!
How very beautiful. Lovely pics, Bulldog 🙂
thanks so much
I’m a fan of swallows. This one’s a beauty!
It is a beauty specially with the sheen of the feathers…
a very healthy bird. And nature has bestowed the gift of creativity to them..
You are so right.. thank you..
Pretty smart, I’d say. Not likely to be many predators in that locality with all the traffic!
That’s for sure…
Just like Princess Di and me, this bird can’t get away from the eye of the camera… 😉
Now that I can believe… the paparazzi must be camped outside your door now… but that is one of the curses of becoming famous…
What a beautiful bird!! I love the nests! Thanks for posting them 🙂
My pleasure Zannyro…
A great use for uninhabited buildings! We have little birds that like making nests on our veranda. I’m torn as to whether or not to leave them there because they attract the snakes 😦
Leave them there and chase the snakes… if you need help let me know…
Will do 😉
Pretty little guy!
gosh he is gorgeous – took my breath away when I saw him. Very industrious of him to build his nest there!
yes not the least bit worried about all the traffic…
That’s a very neat nest. What a pretty bird. 🙂
Thanks gonna be down your way on a business trip next week .. keep good weather for me please…
And you still found the little guy!
He was sitting right there advertising himself… looked up and there was his wife on the nest…
Finally a solution to combat busyness! Thank you for the great idea. (looking around for nesting materials) 😉
Thanks Diana for the laugh I’ve just had..
What a pretty bird.
This is so beautiful… I can imagine their sounds too… Thank you dear Rob, love, nia
Thank you Nia
Oh, I love swallows and these photo’s you took are absolutely amazing bulldog! Have you ever watched them building their nest? It’s so amazing! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photo’s. Love them! 🙂 *hugs*
Thanks Sonel… we had a pair or martins that used to nest outside my Wife’s coffee shop each year that we watched build and rebuild… I got some photos of the young and posted them many months ago… you might like to go over and take a look so I include a link for you…
thanks for the complement…
Oh, they are gorgeous bulldog. I just went over and had a look and as usual your photo’s are stunning! Thanks so much for the link. You take the most beautiful photo’s! 🙂 *hugs*
The marvel of animals using human structures for homes and nests.
Is it not wonderful that this bird will make it’s nest in one of the busiest places I know… and then still have to fly in and out amid the crowd…