Dave Cheetham (July)
This morning I watched as three juvenille swallows were teased from a telegraph wire by their mother after she had fed them repeatedly in flight.
I'm dissapointed to admit that my photos of the lightning-fast feeding passes were a failure but this shot does show one of the young swallows clearly.
The rain over the last couple of months will have been quite welcome for the Swallows as they rely on damp conditions to provide wet mud for nest building. Also the wet but warm weather leads to an abundance of insect prey with which to feed their hungry young..
So far, it's been a bad summer for climbers and hillwalkers but a good one for white water paddlers and swallows.