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Tree Swallow

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A Pair of Tree Swallows A Pair of Tree Swallows

The Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) is a migratory passerine bird that breeds in North America and winters in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

This swallow averages 13.5 cm (5.3 in) long and weighs about 20 g (0.71 oz). The bill is tiny. The adult Tree Swallow has iridescent blue-green upperparts, white underparts, and a very slightly forked tail. The female usually has duller colors than the male, often more greenish than the more bluish male. The juvenile plumage is dull grey-brown above and may have a hint of a gray breast band. [Wikipedia]

Tree Swallows Tree Swallows

Handsome aerialists with deep-blue iridescent backs and clean white fronts, Tree Swallows, are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America. They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns, their steely blue-green…

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Black-crowned Night Heron Landed

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When this night heron landed right in front of me I almost missed the touch down. These are usually shy birds and I wasn’t ready at all. Because I’m not ready a lot I keep my lens pulled all the way back when walking.

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This was 150mm, all the way back. That’s the only reason I managed this one.

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Once he landed, he just sat there. He looked around a little, but I don’t know why he came there.

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Black-crowned Night Heron - Click To Enlarge Black-crowned Night Heron – Click To Enlarge

Not wanting to miss anything I kept shooting. After around 100+ I stopped. I picked these at random, I have plenty of others. All the same.

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