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MoinMoin
08-21-2009, 04:19 PM
Ha, finally I've got flying swallows. They are exercising before flying together into the south and they did it just on our neighbours antenna. Just my luck, not to have a 400 mm ;-), so I have to live with this

http://gallery.digicamclub.de/4images/data/media/205/schwalbensammeln.jpg

Greg_Nuspel
08-21-2009, 05:12 PM
I was hoping to see how they carry the coconuts:clown: Some will know what I'm talking about.

AntZ
08-21-2009, 06:17 PM
Tough shooting, but you managed to 2 in flight.


I was hoping to see how they carry the coconuts:clown: Some will know what I'm talking about.
"What do you mean? African or European swallow" :clown::clown:

JAS_Photo
08-21-2009, 10:51 PM
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Who goes there?
King Arthur: It is I, Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot. King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, Sovereign of all England!
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Pull the other one!
King Arthur: I am, and this is my trusty servant Patsy. We have ridden the length and breadth of the land in search of knights who will join me in my court at Camelot. I must speak with your lord and master.
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: What? Ridden on a horse?
King Arthur: Yes!
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: You're using coconuts!
King Arthur: What?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: You've got two empty halves of coconut and you're bangin' 'em together.
King Arthur: So? We have ridden since the snows of winter covered this land, through the kingdom of Mercia, through...
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Where'd you get the coconuts?
King Arthur: We found them.
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Found them? In Mercia? The coconut's tropical!
King Arthur: What do you mean?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Well, this is a temperate zone
King Arthur: The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
King Arthur: Not at all. They could be carried.
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: What? A swallow carrying a coconut?
King Arthur: It could grip it by the husk!
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.


Yeah, ok. I am a geek of the highest order.



Cool, Moin Moin! When I was a kid I lived in a small town and we used to go to the Willow Creek Provincial Park to swim. The swallows had nests made of mud up under the cliffs. You would see them darting around like crazy chasing mosquitoes and other insects. They are beautiful little birds.

jlabel
08-22-2009, 07:51 AM
Ithink I miss some rooftops soI could think this was over the houses