I'm always amazed how - on photos at least - they seem to float in the air almost without any effort. I wish we had them here.
I'm amazed at your barn swallow images, so nice and clean.
I thought pelicans lived in Europe since I saw them in London, in Hyde Park. But thinking on it, I don't recall seeing them in other parts of Europe, either. I assumed they were simply in places other than where I was.