Barn Swallow fledgling, Hirundo rustica.
Notice the big Bluebottle Fly it has in its beak.
These were still waiting for their own meal from the Swallow parents
Sometimes it takes awhile before it is your turn again...
But there is always something to see in this wide and wild sky, so you need to be alert too.
Look at the short tail of the fledgling, and then at the parent's tail streamers:
I am trying to get a film clip of the Swallow parent feeding the youngsters, but for that I need the road to be very quiet. So early morning might be best, I guess.
LEAVE YOUNG BIRDS BE!!
Please, do not hamper a young bird's life by picking it up, and taking it home with you. It is calling its parents to help them in locating it.
After fledgling from the nest, the parent birds will keep feeding it, and look out for it, until it will be able to look after itself.
And the reason you cannot see a parent is because of your own proxomity to the young bird. And while you are ebating if or not you should take the bird home, you keep the parent from giving it well needed nutrition in the form of a meal!
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