The Barn Swallows

November 06, 2019  •  1 Comment

Baby Barn Swallows - The ChoirBaby 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 FourDinner 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.  Baby Barn Swallow - Live Action


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Cindi Morton(non-registered)
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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