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Stour Valley Summer
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Stour Valley Summer

A farewell supper. The swallows feeding on swarms of Thunder Flies in the wake of a receding storm before departing for the coast the following morning. Two chicks were left in the nest in the barn, but they were attended to and fed by a lone adult. A few days later they too departed. Hopefully they will join the accumulation of birds along the Dorset coast, waiting for favourable weather conditions in order to cross the channel. Then on through France and Spain to Africa. In the meantime I'll clean up the loft, and make sure the nest remains intact, hopefully for their return next summer.
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Photographer: © Graham Rains (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(24th September 2010)

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Focal length: 28 mm, Aperture: f 5.6, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/80 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: September 23, 2010, 8:12 pm
ImageID:1125501, Image size: 3072 x 2048 pixels

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