I don’t think it is the early bird that always gets the worm. Nor is it the fastest, I have found it is the most persistent one that reaches his goals.
I am fascinated by these
Cave Swallows (Petrochelidon fulva) Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) They show up early, late and all times of the day in between. They are very fast, but in watching them they don’t always catch their prey on the first pass, but woe is the bug that thinks they have escaped. A quick circle around and with renewed concentration they get their bug on the second, third or fourth pass.
It took me three trips to the pond and a lot of exposures to catch this one almost sharp image. I need to re-circle and try again.
Be persistent on your journey†††††††nada te turbe†††††††jim