Swallow has fly by supper by Sue Sibley (12 images)

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An adult swallow displays remarkable agility as it manages to feed its chicks while flying past.

Without ever touching down, the swallow fed its young 20 times in 45 minutes, putting insects into its mouth while still in mid-air.

Each feed came and went in less than a second as the parent continually flew off in search of more grubs.

Amateur photographer Sue Sibley captured the bird's behaviour in Culver near Sandown, Isle of Wight.
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