2012/08/02

Hussvala - Delichon urbica - House Martin

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Hussvala - Delichon urbica - House Martin
NF Photo 120730, Djulö

This was weird. I saw these guys and automatically thought it was barn swallows. But then I spotted an adult swooping by and realised it was a House Martin. These guys turned out to be House Martin Juvies. It is clearly visible where they built a new nest on the old Barn swallow nest. They don´t have much room to peek out, do they? :)
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9 comments:

  1. It is interesting to see the difference in nest construction techniques between the two species. Nice photos!

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  2. Good close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Great shots! They look like they're about ready to fledge.

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  4. I've never seen one of these in person; your photos are marvelous.

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot!!

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  5. Super shots of the House Martins! Of course, I love seeing the nest "add on." Cool!

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  6. Great House Martin shots.

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