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Old Jul 27, 2007, 8:14 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Last week I posted some shots of some very young barn swallow bablies --

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=80

Went back exactly one week later to see if I could get some shots of how they're doing. . . and I was shocked at the growth and maturity after only 7 days. . .



The three were still there, now looking almost like adults!

But ------ there were actually four!




. . . and outside there were about 8 fledglings, just hangin out, comparing their new flying licenses . . . -- but by the time I could get close enough, most of them took off.



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Old Jul 27, 2007, 9:32 PM   #2
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They grow fast, don't they? That second shot is priceless. Nice going.
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Old Jul 27, 2007, 10:01 PM   #3
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Nice capture. I am surprised at how fast they are growing.


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Wonderful, they are so cute, you took great shots, no 2 & 3 are even more wonderful.
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 4:14 PM   #5
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Hi penolta, Roger, and Rodney,

I'm getting used to how fast baby birds grow, now that I've had a chance to witness some of their development first hand, but still find it amazing.

Thanks for looking, and the comments. I doubt that I'll be able to get back to them before they are out on their own. . .

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Old Jul 28, 2007, 4:25 PM   #6
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nice shots scott. have you cked to see how long they take to fledge?

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Old Jul 28, 2007, 4:41 PM   #7
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Wow.how sweet they are!..The second one is too cute..Wonderful captures!!
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Scott,

The 2nd and 3rd one are cutie. All are great shots. All baby birds are very photogenic I believe. It is very humid in Toronto and I have not been shooting any macro or wildlife at all lately. Hard to find time to head out to the field

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Love this series - the babies are so cute!
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 8:56 PM   #10
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robar wrote:
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nice shots scott. have you cked to see how long they take to fledge?
Hi Roy,

Good suggestion -- one that shouldn't have had to be made -- I definitely need to start learning more about the birds that I shoot, and should have done the research -- the info's easy enough to get. . .

Barn Swallows fledge at 20 days after hatching, and then are cared for by their parents for another 2 weeks before they are totally independent -- so I probably have a little while before they leave the nest forever.

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