Sitting along the rail of the Bagotville Barrage were Welcome Swallows. They allowed me to get reasonably close but then took off in quick dives down to a safe space under the barrage. This must be a regular event ‘playing chicken’ everytime a car goes across the road. I do love swallows we used to have pair who nested at our place for a number of years but alas we haven’t had the priviledge for a few years although I do see them swooping and sweeping in groups around our area.
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