This is a follow up to my last post on Finding and Identifying Black Swift and Pallid Swift.
I have pulled out a few photos of Pallid Swifts taken on Spain's Costa Brava (Aiguamolls de l’Empordà near Empuriabrava).
As you can see, the photos are not that pretty at all, but they are good enough for ID shots. So, as with many difficult-to-identify bird species, it often helps to just have a go at taking some photos so that you can look through them more carefully at home (or ask the opinion of others).
One last thing, identification of Black Swift and Pallid Swift from photos is not always straightforward; different camera angles, lighting, bird position and individual variation can all play havoc with the process.
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