On a recent walk to the local lake I was walking along the edge for a while and watching for the Spotless Crake that has taken up residence on the small island in the lake. Standing still for a while I happened to look up and on a branch of a dead tree overhanging the lake I noticed a Welcome Swallow. It had just landed and was now grooming in the late afternoon sun-light. It made fast motions and was quite aware of everything around it including me. Butcherbirds were calling so it knew that a possible predator was in the area. The swallow would be very hard to catch in the air but possible to take when on a branch. I have not taken any decent shots of a Swallow in the air so took advantage of one that remained fairly still for a few minutes.
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