ONE swallow doesn’t make a summer, but these two made the shot of a lifetime for wildlife photographer George Reszeter.
In a year when he has found it hard to spot swallows, the former Oxford Mail staff photographer came across this adult feeding its chick at Besselsleigh, near Abingdon.
The 60-year-old said: “I was just going into Tesco when I saw them on a telephone line and I went to grab my camera. I’ve been photographing wildlife for 25 or 30 years and I’ve never managed to get a photo of anything like this before. I’m really quite chuffed.”
Adult swallows feed their young for about a week or two after they hatch until they are old enough to go and find their own food.
Mr Reszeter said: “The adults go virtually down the throats of the young birds, it’s remarkable.
“I was very surprised to catch them because I’ve seen very few swallows around Oxfordshire this year, never mind them doing something like this.
“It’s very unusual to say the least.
“Wildlife photography is my real passion and this has been a once in a lifetime opportunity for me.”
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
- Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here
Our top stories
- New faces around the county council cabinet table
- Oxfordshire detective is a contestant on Channel 4 survival show The Island with Bear Grylls
- Managing director Greig Box Turnbull to leave Oxford United at end of season
- Companies still signing up for jobs fair at Oxford Town Hall
- Hundreds will gather as soldier killed in Iraq is repatriated
- Staff and students celebrate actress's big win at the Golden Globes