Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor

An encore to bird week, I had to add this little guy that I managed to catch on Friday afternoon. He was standing on a nesting box and chatting away. They return to the nest 10 to 20 times per hour, so if you find a nest, usually in a dead tree (thus the name), or a birdhouse, camp out and you’ll get the shot!

Tree swallows have iridescent feathers on their back, and I was wondering if that looks different in infrared? I’ll have to go back and find out.

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  1. bluemoonpaul
    bluemoonpaul says:

    That blue-green he’s sporting is my favorite color. Cool Shot! With beak wide open, he reminds me of that Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strip with that little bird singing at the top of his lungs “On Top of Spaghetti!”

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