The Amazing Swallow

This little bird travels 6000 miles from Africa to the UK around April, and is seen as the sign of Spring starting.

We see it arrive here on the site every year and it makes nests from mud sand straw in the stables. If it is dry around the nest area, I put water into hollows in the track outside with some straw in, just to get them started.

Swallow using the straw I put down

The Swallow covers 200 miles a day on its journey from Africa to the UK.

To build the nest it takes 1200 journeys back and forth with mud and straw.

I love the challenge of any flying bird. To capture a bird in flight is so rewarding.

I have managed to get some over the years that I am very proud of.

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