Thursday, April 28, 2016

SWALLOWS


The Swallows are back and enjoying flying around in a cloudless sky.  But I was happy this one settled on a branch nearby.


Incoming!









Get your own branch buddy!






And once again peace and quiet reigns.








Bird Quotations

1) Everyone likes birds.  What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?  
~David Attenborough~


2)  Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
~Victor Hugo~


3) I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.  
~James M. Barrie~


4)  A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it simply has a song.
~Chinese Proverb~

and my favorite

5) Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words, and never stop at all.
~Emily Dickinson~


I am sharing with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to all our hosts.  If you click on their names you can visit other participants.

The Team at SkyWatch Friday
Tanya at Willy-Nilly Friday Five
Cath at Fun Friday Favourites
Eileen at Saturday's Critters
Misty at Camera Critters
Anni at Bird D'Pot
Michelle at Nature Notes
Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday





34 comments:

  1. Beautiful action shots, Denise, and that is a gorgeous cloudless sky!

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  2. I'm dumbfounded: what aggression you managed to capture so magnificently.

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  3. Wow, these photos are fabulous!

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  4. You have produced an amazing visual narrative here! Just first rate stuff, D

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  5. i love these sweet bugeaters - and their adorable babies.

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  6. That's a wild series of shots. Great action!

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  7. Stand firm and resists the enemy! Thanks for sharing the lovely quotes.

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  8. I like watching them feeding their young and their acrobatics in the sky

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  9. Lovely shots and they certainly did not take long to get down to the serious business

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  10. Hello, I love this series on the swllows. They are so cute! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Good action shots of the swallows; love the bird quotes that you chose to accompany your post.

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  12. Heisann, what a story..... told by wonderful photos, Denise, just great ... Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

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  13. this is the first laugh out loud i have had in the past 2 days. i laughed every time i scrolled through those birds screaming at each other. these are pricless

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  14. It is so beautiful. What a lovely birds. And a blue sky behind it. Perfect. I really enjoyed this series.

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  15. Goodness the sixth one really shows them ... arguing ... superbly.
    Well done on a great selection of images.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Wonderful series with these birds. - They were fun to see.
    Great bird quotes. I so enjoyed your post.

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  17. Hello Denise, Awesome captures of the swallows. I love the quotes too! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Excellent series of images Denise. I photographed my first Swallow of the year this week.

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  19. Absolutely wonderful images! Have a beautiful day!

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  20. I love seeing these lovelies darting around the sky, they are so graceful and quick. Your photos are great captures.

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  21. Oh Denise I love this post because I always love to see swallows return in spring & your photos are gorgeous & the quotes are great! Thank you so much!

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  22. You got some incredible photos! Either they are fighting...or mating! heehee! Love the quotes too! Hugs!

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  23. Fabulous captures! Swallows are very cute birds.

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  24. Stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend to add your link to the tool there gave us a thrill; thank you!! I think there's more to this than meets the eye....some love making going on? Just a thought. I know it doesn't look much like love to us tho.

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  25. As the quotes above reveal, birds bring joy to the hearts of everyone. It has certainly been a lifelong joy for me.

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  26. Fantastic action shots, Denise. They are so agile.
    ~

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  27. Great captures! Love that you caught the whole series.

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  28. Fabulous photos, Denise! Wow! Loved your quotes too.

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  29. Thanks for sharing your swallows, I love the flying shots. Have a great week!

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  30. Hello Denise! Oh my goodness! Squabbling Swallows caught in action, what great captures Denise. Loved all the quotes, especially I,2, and 5. Have a good week!

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  31. What great action shots! Fantastic!

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