燕巢 a swallow nest

2013.5.26 | 東邊街  eastern street

一直居於西區。小時候,春夏際,走在街上,一路簷蓬/騎樓底都看到燕巢滿窩。

社會繁榮,舊樓拆,高樓起,區內少了燕子築巢的結構。近兩三年,每年這季度,都追尋燕子的蹤跡。數目寥寥。但一看到牠們,禁不住興奮,駐足觀察。

i grew up in the western part of hong kong. when i was young, every early summer when walking down the street, there were always families of barn swallow stay put at corners of the roof ceilings of walk-up buildings. watching swallow parents dashed in and out, swallow chicks squeaked in the nests, it felt animated, warm and auspicious. old style buildings are fading in the past few decades. the city became less nesting-friendly to barn swallow.

i started tracing barn swallow two years ago as armature. along sai ying pun, there are still couples of living swallow nests seen every year. like this one.

swallow nest 2013

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