Great to see all of your bird in habitat shots last week, some great images that combined the subject and its surroundings. This week we pay homage to the Swallows and allies (Swifts, Woodswallows, Martins etc). One of my favourite groups of birds. They are, on the most part, quite trusting and I will always stop to take photos of a group of these birds...if only to have them flying around me at top speeds
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
This bird was taking a rest from building its mud nest (you can see the mud on its beak).
Canon 5D 600mm f4 L (non IS) + 1.4 TC iso 400 1/800th f9.0 CW metering -1/3 handheld out car window