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The Release

The Release
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Copyright: Lisa Walker (FeatherBirdLady) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 82] (500)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji FinePix, Smart Media
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-04 16:57
Viewed: 4118
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After raising two baby Cliff Swallow's this summer, on a diet of mealworms, crickets, fruit flies and moths, we released them at a location where they would be colonized with others of their species. As they flew upwards into the spiralling flocks, they were enveloped, then escorted to a nest, where they were incorporated into the flock as readily as if they had been there all along.

Cliff Swallows are highly social / familial creatures - they will share in the raising of each others' young inside a colony, thereby insuring survival of the species. They feed on aerial plankton, small winged insects such as flies, moths, bees, and are extremely effective as nature's insecticides, often eating mosquitoes and other bothersome insects.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
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Hello Feather,
Lovely capture.POV,details,sharpness,pose of bird,expression on face an framing are excellent.

Hi Feather,
Cute capture of this young Cliff Swallow. Nice detail and colours.
I love to hear happy ending stories about animals, you really made my day.
TFS Janice

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