The Barn Swallows
Baby Barn Swallows - The Choir Over the past couple of summers, I've had the pleasure of finding a number of Barn Swallow fledglings in Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. They usually sit on a cattail while chirping madly and trying to convince their parents to bring them some food.
From a photography perspective, this is a tough shot to grab. The birds usually only start chirping once they see their parent and the food is delivered in mere seconds. It takes a bit of good luck to get a shot of this, but when it works, the results are a lot of fun!
For reference, the first shot was captured with the following settings: 1/1250s, f/6.3, ISO 3200 (the light was fairy limited as it was quite overcast this day). Dinner for Four
If you're curious as to how fast this whole scene played out, here's a video to give you a bit of an idea.
Absolutely Beautiful!! We have barn swallows come yearly and have thier babies. I work at a winrey and they made a nest at the entrance. I watched them every day till they flew back home. It was a beautiful experience. One bab flew inside the building. He sat on my finger for a brief second while I was trying to get him back to his nest. When he finally got back to his nest the mother and father and family had a hugh reunion. They also would fly over me and put on a show as if they knew I would not hurt them. It was awesome.
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