Project Detail: Little swallows


Wildlife and Nature 2019




Eurika Balsyte-Ojakoski


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Little swallows

The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. For several days I have been observing and wondering about the miracle of nature here, just a few hundred meters from my home at marina harbour. Fantastic harmony in birds family! Chickens are not fighting with each other. They sit on the rope and wait for signals from parents. Adult birds feed them up in a row!

When I look to swallows fly I caught myself mummifying the song, which I never listened to the end of the words because it always carries me somewhere in the clouds from the first sentence.
"Little swallows, little swallows! You look like sky live scissors!
Cut off and give me a piece of the sky, please!
Drop down to the ground a blue spell,
That the boat, knocking down the sailcloths,
Could find me,
find me
Find me!"
Finland, Espoo