Morning Dog Walk: Birds Showing Off Their Beauty

I take a camera along on my Dog Walks to bring you some of the sightings that I see on my morning walks, these photos are rarely going to be great quality as its hard enough keeping an energetic Dog entertained and get close enough to anything. They also help me identify where species are so that I can plan to return.

This morning I had the opportunity to capture the beauty of two particularly difficult birds to photograph in flight.

First, the unmistakably stunning Hoopoe. They are calling every morning now and this one was actually in a group of five.

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Hoopoe In Flight

There are now lots of Barn Swallows in the area and this morning there were a lot feeding and calling. Swallows are difficult birds to capture in flight because they are not only quick, but very unpredictable. I managed to get one with it’s tail fanned showing the white windows.

Barn Swallow Showing It's White Tail Windows

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