Swooping Swallows

A Swarm of swooping swallows
Too fast to catch in flight
Feasted o’er the waters
A blur of teal and white

They perched upon the boxes
Neatly placed for them to nest
And flitted dampened feathers
As they grabbed a moments rest


Then returned to swiftly swooping
And maneuvering for a meal
With dips and dives and dances
A blur of white and teal

*Photos of Tree Swallows from our Chattanooga get-away. 🙂

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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18 Responses to Swooping Swallows

  1. DailyMusings says:

    One of my most favorite birds- your last capture is astounding!

  2. Mary says:

    The colours on these swallows is beautiful. And … your poem is delightful. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  3. 1nmbirder says:

    So beautiful! Great pics! We get them here but I’ve never managed to see one. I loved your poem too! You’re very talented with camera and pen 😉

  4. kathydoremus says:

    This was my first time getting a picture of one. Their colors are so brilliant!

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    What a lovely poem to go with your amazing photos!! Love the teal color of their feathers! 😃

  6. Lovely photos and words. Makes me realise how much I am looking forward to the swallows returning to Europe!

  7. aussiebirder says:

    Lovely clear pics Kathie as these birds are not always easy to capture

  8. Emma Cownie says:

    Fascinating – I have only ever seen swallows swooping by – never stationary like this!

  9. What a stunning sequence, Kathy!!

  10. Trail Walker says:

    Tucker looks like he will be a delightful companion.

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