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Sand Pipers, Ruddy Turnstones & Red Knots
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I was exploring St Michael’s Mount, in Cornwall, when I noticed these little swallow chicks (Hirundo rustica) sat on a wire between two of the island’s buildings. They still had some downy feathers and had probably fledged from their nest just a day or two ago. The parents bring food back up to 400 times a day but passing it can take less than a second.  I focussed on the chicks and as soon as I saw the tell-tale signs of excitement my finger was ready on the trigger. I think that this is an image that many parents will relate to - it can be difficult when more than one child is demanding your attention at the same time. #Swallows #Birds #Fledging #Chicks #Feeding #Hungry #Children

I was exploring St Michael’s Mount, in Cornwall, when I noticed these little swallow chicks (Hirundo rustica) sat on a wire between two of the island’s buildings. They still had some downy feathers and had probably fledged from their nest just a day or two ago. The parents bring food back up to 400 times a day but passing it can take less than a second. I focussed on the chicks and as soon as I saw the tell-tale signs of excitement my finger was ready on the trigger. I think that this is an image that many parents will relate to - it can be difficult when more than one child is demanding your attention at the same time. #Swallows #Birds #Fledging #Chicks #Feeding #Hungry #Children

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