A Sketchy Wire-Tailed Swallow
The wire-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. This bird is found in open country near water and human habitation. Wire-tailed swallows are fast flyers and they generally feed on insects, especially flies, while airborne.
This little fellow had a nest on the underside of a pontoon boat that took us onto the river for sunset. When we stopped, which was often, he'd come out to his perch on the pontoon, periodically flitting out to grab a flying insect, deliver it to the babies under the boat, then back to the pontoon to watch for more prey. He chittered the entire time and was not one bit worried about the 9 humans close on the boat!
1. William's Weekly Wows for the week ending 11/22/2016
FEATURED BY SIX FineArtAmerica.com GROUPS:
1. FAA Portraits - Birds! Group, 10/16
2. FAA Premium Artists Group, 11/16
3. This Way Art Group, 11/16
4. All Art Welcome Group, 11/17
5. Wild Birds of the World Group,11/16
6. 500 Views Share Group, 12/16
Copyright Notice: All images on this web site are protected by the U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. The images may not be copied, reproduced, manipulated or used in any way, without written permission of Kay Brewer, Artist, and Kay Brewer Photographs, a licensed business. Any unauthorized usage will be prosecuted to the full extent of U.S. Copyright Law.
Wire-tailed swallow, bird, botswana, africa, kay brewer, nature, water, close-up, swallow, passerine, brewer, small, outdoors, feathers, white, wire-tailed, wildlife, wild, fauna, swallow, blue, beak, hirundo smithii, glossy, feather, animal, african, beautiful, chestnut cap, natural world, water, wing, southern hemisphere, outdoor, alone, natural, avian, habitat, hirundo, neck, fly, flight, colorful, bright, one, orange, bill, wilderness, color, smithii, black, single, sitting, birdlife, wings
Wiretailed swallowbirdbotswanaafricakay brewernaturewatercloseupswallowpasserinebrewersmalloutdoorsfeatherswhitewiretailedwildlifewildfaunabluebeakhirundo smithiiglossyfeatheranimalafricanbeautifulchestnut capnatural worldwingsouthern hemisphereoutdooralonenaturalavianhabitathirundoneckflyflightcolorfulbrightoneorangebillwildernesscolorsmithiiblacksinglesittingbirdlifewings
From All Photos In Photography By Kay