Pretty Mud Swallows build their mud huts underneath the bridge adjacent to our apartment’s backyard. They are difficult to photograph because of their quickness, but if one takes the time to continuously snap them with zoom and refocus while they work, some good clicks will result.
The quick wing flutter of the Mud Swallow can be captured occasionally with a minimal camera.
The Mud Swallows work in pairs to feed their young. One comes in, delivers a meal to her hungry offspring, then waits for her partner to arrive before departing.
They also work in pairs, or groups, to build up their mud huts.
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg