|Flying over the pond|
|Zeroing in on the spot|
|About to take a sip|
|Thirst quenched. See the circle that shows the point of contact?|
|Fly away in a blur|
The swallows at the duck pond are busy in the late afternoon. Sometimes they're harassing the crows, but mostly they are swooping in to take sips of water on the fly. It's all fast and furious and I doubt I could ever catch good photos of them, but here is a sequence of shots to give you an idea. Sometimes they'll double dip and get two sips, but mostly they put on quite an aerial display that results in a single sip of water. Beautiful creatures.