It seemed a bit incongruous that this mother and young chick could be feeding so close to the crowds watching the popular daily feeding of the dolphins at Monkey Mia. They were totally oblivious to the noise and movement (and my camera).
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Wow what a great capture and such a great focus on the eyes with this flight shot. Well done Adrian!
Just lucky. The birds were completely unphased by my proximity. Then again, this is Monkey Mia, where all the creatures are used to having humans around.
Wow – what a fantastic capture!
Thanks Kaliquo. I appreciate your comment. Thank you also for adding it to your favourites.
So you found a different shot at Monkey Mia too. This is supurb. Lucky find and well captured.
I was amazed at how un-shy these birds were. It was less than fifty metres down the beach from the dolphin feeding area.
I think I may have seen the area. They had a nest under a wooden roof like structure with 4 timber poles and I took one of two swallows sitting on top, but not feeding. It was a few years ago and probably not the same swallows. I’m not sure if it had a slatted roof, but yes it was near the dolphin feeding area.
That wouidn’t surprise me. These two were on a rope attached to a boat near the shore-line, quite close to where you describe.
Excellent camera work here Adrian – you obviously have quick reflexes! Certainly a photo to treasure. Peter
No – slow birds! Thanks Peter.
Wow. Very nice.
Thank yoo for your comments and also for adding this to your favourites.
Mother’s take care of their young regardless of where they are. What a ‘sweet’ shot. INstant FAV. I have Tree Swallows here in Colorado but I can never get a good shot.
I am enjoying your comments, Barb. Thank you. Whereabouts in Colorado do you live?
Namesake!! This is a brilliant moment you caught here, smashing mate!
Hey thanks namesake. They’re very kind words!
What a great shot Adrian, well done!
Thank you Trish, both for your comments and also for adding this to your favourites. These swallows were so close to the Monkey Mia dolphin feeding area that I guess they were used to human beings being nearby and so weren’t at all phased by my camera being close.
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