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Air Show at Nanhui, Shanghai, China

2 years ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

These days, quite a few species are breeding at Nanhui, Shanghai. This involves a lot of flying around, finding food and bringing it back to the chicks. But not all species do this in such a spectacular fashion as the Barn Swallow .
I recently came across 5 chicks sitting on the ground on a fortunately barely-used gravel road. All were sitting within one meter or so from each other. The parents were busy nearby catching insects, but dropping by every minute or so to feed one of the chicks. This was quite impressive to watch. The first sign of an adult bird approaching was all of the chicks...
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