This bird was using a twig as a perch between feeding sorties and provided an opportunity for a photograph. After taking a few distant shots, I decided to lie on my back and edge down a rocky slope towards the gully hoping that I would not disturb the bird. It transpired that this was a successful plan and I managed to get close enough to take a few detailed shots of this rarely photographed species. It was midday and the sun was directly overhead hence the harsh light. Mad dogs and Englishmen… comes to mind.
Family: Swallows, Martins (Hirundinidae)
Species: Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea)
Date taken: 21/11/2012