Swallow's paradise

Resting swallows  

It was a great weekend for wildlife photography because all the summer birds came back and it wasn’t easy to decide where to shoot first. There was probably lots of action everywhere. I had to make a necessary trip to Davenport on Sunday and on my way back I spent several hours in the Green Island Wetlands.

Tree Swallow


There were thousands of swallows flying and catching insects over the water and marsh areas. I saw at least three species, the Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, and Tree Swallow, and sometimes they were all in the same spots.

Northern Rough-winged Swallow


It was windy and sometimes large groups were resting together in a tree or shrub, like in the first image. The colors of the Tree and Barn Swallows are just wonderful and all of them are such elegant flyers and fun to watch.

Barn Swallow


There is a lot more exciting things to report from last weekend and hopefully time will allow me to do. So please stay tuned…