Jeremiah Loei‘s inspiring video of Swallow n Sunset @ Serangoon Tidal Gates (Serangoon East Dam) Singapore was taken in July 2015.
Subaraj Rajathurai has this to say about the video:
“If these are indeed swallows, not bats, they are having a buffet of the insect swarms that sometimes gather over freshwater areas, especially in the evening. Considering the numbers, these should be migratory Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica), though the resident House Swallows (Hirundo tahitica) should also be in attendance.
“As they leave the scene to roost for the night, their shift should be taken over by the small insect bats, the Grey Large-footed Myotis. This bat is common over freshwater throughout Singapore.”
Jeremiah Loei & Subaraj Rajathurai
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.