This swallow looks as if it is carrying a set of keys.
Iain Knox captured the offbeat image while photographing birds near a Cheshire river this month.
Upon closer inspection, it was natural materials for the bird’s nest.
Iain explains: “This was taken alongside a set of locks on the Weaver Navigation in Cheshire on the 12th May. My other hobby is photographing birds around the local rivers and canals, so I snapped a couple of shots as I saw this swallow gathering grass and leaves for its nest. It was only later that I noticed how much it resembled a bunch of keys! Taken with a Canon 5D4 and the Sigma 150-600.”