Swallows are the most acrobatic flyers I’ve ever seen and the most difficult to capture. They are small, very speedy and swoop and dive quickly in all directions making it a bird that I’ve only been able to capture as a small blur against the sky.
That is until this day when we were at the Hoover Dam park and caught them sitting in their nests that they are building all over the dam.
Thinking I had captured all I was going to get of the swallows, we walked away looking for other birds when then this happened out of nowhere just where we happened to be standing! I have never seen these birds anywhere other than darting through the air (and as of this day in their nests) so this was a massive surprise and opportunity. I’m venturing a guess that this was their gathering some materials for their nests. Wish I had set a higher shutter speed but for a “finally” I’ve capture them, I’ll take it!