Hirondelle a Rochers, French Alps
Glaring down menacingly at me from a high balcony, a Hirondelle a Rochers (Crag Martin) prepares its next move as I stand waiting innocently for the bus to take me to town. Each day as I waited at the bus stop with my wife and son this fierce little cretan would repeatedly stoop on me (and ONLY me), attacking for reasons known only to itself. Impossible to photograph it in flight, I caught it on one of its rare perches. The town of Meribel is a ski station in the high French Alps. Perhaps it found my accented French distasteful.