Barn Swallows Reach for Food

The barn swallows siblings compete for food and parental attention is an interesting process and the feeding can be observed in plain sight. The youngster contend for better position, consistently push the next guy down anyway they can and elevate to reach their parent when food arrive.

In number of occasions, i’ve seen they flew off, made a quick turn back to the perch then push the top guy off position. Too bad i didn’t get any keepers when the perch was filled. There were as many as 8 young barn swallows at one point.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 1000, 1/1000, F4.5 ,500mm
  • White Rock Lake, Dallas Texas
  • June 06, 2014
barn swallow feeding two

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