The other week we had our regular farewell BBQ for the students down at the wharf. After a couple of weeks of rain it amazingly fined up just on the day we needed it to. It is always pretty quiet down there and there are always birds whether they are seagulls, sparrows, pigeons, cormorants or the swallows. Now the swallows are always flitting around and very hard to get a photo of. I'm not that good with fast moving subjects. These I believe these cute little fellows are Welcome Swallows and this one happened to be sitting fairly still on one of the pylons for long enough to get a few snaps.
This is a very dainty looking bird and always seems to come across as being a happy bird.
This one I think is a very clean and healthy bird. That is mostly what it was doing, preening.
It was also having good look around at what was happening around the wharf.
I only noticed later when I was looking at these photos that the feathers on its wing are a very blue black colour.